Saturday, October 13, 2018
Amarillo Museum of Art
$10 Admission, AMoA Members Free
7:00 PM | Doors Open Gourmet Popcorn, Beer & Wine
7:15 PM | ARTalk History of Ant Farm and Cadillac Ranch by Chip Lord
Film Greetings from Amarillo with music by Hayden Pedigo
Chip Lord grew up in 1950’s America, a place that has been a continual source of inspiration in his work as an artist. Trained as an architect, he was a founding partner of Ant Farm, with whom he produced the video art classics Media Burn and The Eternal Frame as well as the public sculpture, Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo Texas, and the House of the Century, outside Houston, Texas.
His work blends documentary and experimental practice and moves between video, photography and installation. He often collaborates with other artists. Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule], a collaboration with Curtis Schreier and Bruce Tomb, revisits Ant Farm’s 1970 Media Van and brings it into the 21st Century. The installation posits a “post-internal combustion vehicle’ as a space for networking around a “Media Huqquh” and in the process creates a digital time capsule. An abiding interest in the culture of transportation systems inspired The Executive Air Traveler, 1980, a photo series; Airspaces,2000 – 2011 and To & From LAX, a public video installation in 2010. Lord authored Automerica for E.P. Dutton and the car as subject also "drives" MOTORIST, Road Movie, and The New Cars, 2012.
Chip Lord’s work has been exhibited and published widely and is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Modern, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the FRAC Centre, the Pompidou Centre, and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Film & Digital Media, U.C. Santa Cruz, and lives in San Francisco.
He has partnered with Hayden Pedigo, a musician and native of Amarillo, who’s blend of open tuned acoustic guitars and ambient electronics has a sound completely on its own. Together, they have produced a video portrait, with live musical accompaniment, of the wind-swept landscape of Amarillo that begins and ends at Cadillac Ranch.
AMoA can be reached by calling: 806-371-5050 or 806-371-5392, or
Location address: 2200 S. Van Buren Street, Amarillo, TX, 79109
Mailing address: P.O. Box 447, Amarillo, TX, 79178
The Amarillo Museum of Art is open:
Tuesday through Friday from 10 am - 5 pm.
Saturday and Sunday the Museum is open from 1 pm - 5 pm
(except for exhibition installation weeks)
CLOSED on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
There is no admission fee.
The Amarillo Museum of Art publishes and distributes numerous fine art catalogues and posters. Southeast Asian and East Indian artifacts are featured as well as renowned modernist artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe and John Marin.