The Waste Wunderkammer – Station Eleven Edition

Start date: September 7, 2019

End date: October 20, 2019

Time: 1-6PM Thursdays through Sundays

Location: Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center 58325 California 62 Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Art in Place

From the Exhibit Guide:


Welcome to the non-fiction of our human enterprise. This is a portion of a ‘cabinet of curiosities’, where each piece has been found in our desert, collected from 2013 to the present, a small representation of residue languishing in our fragile arid eco-system.

These selections are inspired by author Emily St. John Mandel’s character of Clark in Station Eleven where his museum of civilization in the airport on Concourse C is both an homage to his lost love and a material culture education for the younger survivors.

— Karyl Newman

About the Exhibition: Concourse C

In the spirit of community, assemblage art, and curio, Yucca Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center presents Concourse C. Inspired by the book Station Eleven and its post pandemic genesis of an airport community, the exhibition explores the repurposing of discarded waste into potential functioning shelter and as an archive of human enterprise.

Cathy Allen’s assemblage structure will be on view alongside selections from Karyl Newman’s Waste Wunderkammer collection of objects found lingering in the desert. The collection parallel’s Station Eleven’s Museum of Civilization, a display of extinct technology housed in the gift shop of Concourse C.

— NEA Big Read Morongo Basin