The Bone Yard Project: When Planes Become Contemporary Art Canvases in the Tucson Desert

Categories: Visual Art

photo by Claire Lawton
DC Super 3 by Retna

Those are the nuts and bolts of the exhibition. And they're only the beginnings of a concept McCormick says is rooted in the ever-evolving concept of flight -- one that began with the myth of Icarus and continued with visions of planes that date back to sketches of Leonardo Da Vinci.

photo by Claire Lawton
Nose by Andrew Schoultz
These dreams later became the cultural luxury of air travel and are now canvases in the middle of the Arizona desert, where the legends of the U.S. Air Force go to rust.

The Boneyard Project: A Return Trip will be on view at the Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E Valencia Rd, through May 31, 2012. The opening ($5 at the door) will be from 6 to 11 p.m. and will be a gathering of artists who've participated in the show as well as googly-eyed fans who've packed their cars and suitcases to see just what The Bone Yard has to offer.

Stay tuned to Jackalope Ranch for more images and interviews with curators and participating artists ... and check out more photos and a preview video for the show after the jump.

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