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Art Complements the Natural Beauty of the Coachella Valley at Desert X


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Smith III, 2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert XCurves and ZigzagsThe Circle of Land and Sky, Phillip K. Smith III, 2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert X2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert XThe Circle of Land and Sky, Phillip K. Smith III, 2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert XCurves and ZigzagsThe Circle of Land and Sky, Phillip K. Smith III, 2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert X2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert XThe Circle of Land and Sky, Phillip K. Smith III, 2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert XCurves and ZigzagsThe Circle of Land and Sky, Phillip K. Smith III, 2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert X2017; Credit: Photo by Lance GerberThe Circle of Land and Sky, Phillip K. Smith III, 2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert XMirageThe Circle of Land and Sky, Phillip K. Smith III, 2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert X2017; Credit: Photo by Dakota Higgins/Courtesy of the artist and Desert XThe Circle of Land and Sky, Phillip K. Smith III, 2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert XMirageThe Circle of Land and Sky, Phillip K. Smith III, 2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert X2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert XThe Circle of Land and Sky, Phillip K. Smith III, 2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert XMirageThe Circle of Land and Sky, Phillip K. Smith III, 2017; Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber/Courtesy of the artist and Desert X2017; Credit: Photo by Dakota Higgins/Courtesy of the artist and Desert XThe Circle of Land and Sky, Phillip K. 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From Doug Aitken's mirrored Mirage house to Claudia Comte's wavy wall called Curves and Zigzags, the site-specific exhibition Desert X has turned the Coachella Valley and its environs into an open-air art gallery. Susan Davis, founder and president of Desert X, which opened to the public on Feb. 25, described the exhibition to L.A. Weekly's Liz Ohanesian as a “treasure hunt.” Ohanesian concurs, saying, “You can't be quite sure what you'll find. At its best moments, Desert X will present you with more than just a glimpse of art.” If you don't have time to drive out to the desert before the exhibit closes on April 30, get an eyeful right here.