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Calvin & Ruby Black

1903-1972 AND 1915-1980 (TENNESSEE/GEORGIA, UNITED STATES)

CALVIN AND RUBY BLACK MANUFACTURED A VAST PERFORMATIVE INSTALLATION AROUND THEIR HOME IN THE MOJAVE DESERT. THIS ELEMENTAL ENVIRONMENT, CHRISTENED POSSUM TROT, WAS POPULATED BY SEVERAL HUNDRED HAND-CARVED AND CLOTHED FIGURINES, MANY OF WHICH WERE ANIMATED BY HOME ELECTRONICS AND WIND. FOR INTERSECT 21, THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING HAS SOURCED ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AND FIGURINES, OF CRITICAL INTEREST TO COLLECTORS OF VERNACULAR SCULPTURE, LAND ART AND PERFORMATIVE ARCHITECTURE.