ART: LEAVE NO TRACE

March 3. 2018

'Leave No Trace' was curated by Richard Fusillo for Studios on the Park in Paso Robles and included several local photographers showcasing work with a theme centered around environment. The goal was to raise awareness for the environment and what the impact of our actions (or lack thereof) have on mother nature.

Cue this installation titled 'Range' of smashed up TVs that raised eyebrows, provoked questions and definitely caught the attention of passersby. 

Range  | an Installation by  Richard Fusillo  and  Taylor Owens .

Range | an Installation by Richard Fusillo and Taylor Owens.

As explained by Richard: 

"Range explores the phenomenon of illegal waste dumping commonly seen in National Forests & Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regions throughout the United States. Individuals will often create makeshift shooting ranges with items such as televisions, computer monitors, kitchen appliances, furniture and/or other assorted trash; these scraps are then set up and shot at with firearms.

More often than not after the target practice is over most of the trash is left behind. The waste can contain hazardous substances and chemicals that can cause damage to the soil, the air and surrounding groundwater. These pollutants destroy natural habitats and are extremely harmful to the surrounding wildlife and in some cases, can cause death.

This installation is a reminder of these actions and was created to bring awareness to the issues of illegal waste disposal and the negative impacts it introduces to our environment.”

Joshua Tree Upside Down   | digital print of film scan  by Kristin Linney

Joshua Tree Upside Down | digital print of film scan

by Kristin Linney

Abandoned   | giclee print  by Alonso Castañeda

Abandoned | giclee print

by Alonso Castañeda

Lady In Pink - Antelope Canyon  (Left) /  She Reaches Antelope Canyon  (Right)  Photographs mounted on wood by Lynn Schmidt

Lady In Pink - Antelope Canyon (Left) / She Reaches Antelope Canyon (Right)

Photographs mounted on wood by Lynn Schmidt

Cactus Study 01 & 02  | gelatin silver prints  by Nick Kovac

Cactus Study 01 & 02 | gelatin silver prints

by Nick Kovac

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