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Steven Yazzie Installation / J.W. Powell & Associates

By March 29, 2019 January 6th, 2020 No Comments

SFAI is not for sale! This Steven Yazzie installation on the SFAI campus is part of the exhibition The Great Unknown: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell by New Mexico Museum of Art.

J.W. Powell & Associates is an outdoor intervention project currently situated on public and private land. The project, which began in 2013, is framed within the real estate vernacular that includes a company sign with an overview of purpose, and a phone number that connects to an active voicemail service.

The signs reads J.W. Powell & Associates, Reality Group, Land and Resource Speculation, (505) 303-0059.  If an interested party calls the phone number on the sign, they can listen to a message in the form of a quote by Edward Abbey addressing environmental concerns related to water and urban development in the American West.  At the end of the message/quote, the caller may leave a message of their own, which will be archived in the form of an audio file and a transcribed email.

To learn more about this installation project, please visit