Residency Period: February 2013
In 2010, San Francisco-based artist Alison Pebworth launched her traveling exhibition and research project, Beautiful Possibility. Based on the nineteenth-century American traveling show, Pebworth engages participants in the exploration and discovery of what it means to be American. The interactive project combines art, history, and anthropology for an investigative look at obscured people, places, stories, and myths, and how they contribute to our collective identity as “Americans.”
In February, Pebworth’s Beautiful Possibility Tour stops at Cannonball in downtown Miami, Florida. Arriving in her travel trailer, Pebworth presents her traveling exhibition and conducts research on local histories and cultures. The exhibition consists of ten hand-painted banners and a large-scale map, which replaces today’s state and national borders in North America with pre-European native territories and charts the course of her own solo journey.
Beautiful Possibility is on view during Cannonball’s public hours. Join us February 15 for a free, public opening reception and tasting of “Americanitis Elixirs.”
Alison Pebworth lives and works in San Francisco, California. She has exhibited and performed throughout the United States, including exhibitions at Southern Exposure, San Francisco; Salt Lake Art Center, Utah; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley; and Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA; among others. Since 2010, her Beautiful Possibility Tour has been hosted by numerous exhibition spaces, such as Space Gallery, Portland, ME; Mildred’s Lane, Beach Lake, PA; Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis; and Spaces, Cleveland.