Sunday, March 30, 2014
4200 block of Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77025
by Jorge Galvan Flores
Please join June Woest and Jorge Galvan Flores as we inaugurate the tenth installation of RoadSignUSA on Sunday March 30, at 3 pm, at the picnic tables in Roadsign’s adjacent pub parking lot. Come hear Jorge talk about his work as well as participate in a special action to commemorate the newly minted billboard signage. As part of this inauguration, Jorge Galvan Flores will have a collection of vintage postcards of sites in the US from which the public will be invited to select and return to its landscape of origin. Come see, hear, help out and join in!
RoadsignUSA #10 is a composite of the street Paseo de los Heroes in Tijuana and a pathway in the gardens of Versailles. The link shared between these two spaces is the topiary featured extensively throughout both landscapes. Topiary is about control and in this work these tree forms become interpretations of the external and internal forces that govern our representation in the world. To make this image I have folded the virtual world to create a hyper real space which contemplates the migration of people and borders that try to manage that flow. Virtual platforms like Google Maps create universal access to previously inaccessible places. By appropriating images from online mapping tools, I am re-envisioning land as "open-source”. Jorge Galvan Flores