Red Sand Project presents “Border US-MX, 2018, International Airport Houston” opening reception
Artist Molly Gochman and the Red Sand Project are creating art that makes a statement – on a whole new level. An opening reception, hosted by Curry Glassell, is slated to feature Gochman who have an artist talk. Visitors will be able to tour the earthwork during the reception.
Once completed, “Border US-MX, 2018, International Airport Houston” will stretch 600 feet long and be visible to airline passengers and pilots as they come and go from IAH, as well as by viewers on the ground.
The temporary earthwork by Gochman will be exhibited at George Bush Intercontinental Airport through January 2019 in an effort to raise awareness of and combat human trafficking.
The outdoor trench filled with red sand in the shape of the US-Mexico border, will be accompanied by a selection of artworks by Gochman to be exhibited inside the airport—all intended to raise important questions about migration, freedom of movement and the ways refugees are susceptible to exploitation.