Book cover for Incendiary Traces exhibit by Hillary Mushkin natural colors with blue text


136 pages

9.5 x 6 inches

Published by Pomona College Museum of Art (February 28, 2017)

ISBN 978-0-9856251-9-1

Project Series 51: Incendiary Traces

Incendiary Traces complements the first museum exhibition of Los Angeles–based artist Hillary Mushkin—a unique collective project that interrogates landscape through drawing. This experimental initiative was generated through on-site public “draw-in” events, ongoing research and publication of related materials. Incendiary Traces contextualizes the work done by this project at six different local militarized zones over the past five years. The book includes an introductory text by Rebecca McGrew, an essay by Susanna Newbury discussing the effect of military technology on visualizing conflict, an essay by Sarah Seekatz on the history of Southern California’s date industry and the orientalist fantasies associated with the Coachella Valley desert, and narrative captions by Hillary Mushkin.

Hillary Mushkin's Incendiary Traces is a collective art and research project focused on visualizing landscapes of international conflict. 

Catalogue design by Kimberly Varella