Kansas City based artists Tim Amundson and Drew Roth visited the Palace for a few days on there way up to Clermont, IA.
Tim Amundson has been traveling over the last year photographing the American landscape and social strata. His work is an important documentation of the current condition and state of America. It will be interesting for the future to see the existence and architectural design of America in the 21st century, as you drive through a town or city you see the same structures and businesses you saw in the previous town or city and as you continue to drive you will see the same models you saw in the last city or town and the one before that. But the plants will change, it will get hotter or cooler, culture and customs may shift depending on where you are, and one may feel the elevation shift, but it is surreal to ride this wave and see these constants. One might wonder in the future what will become of the barren parking lots, empty shopping malls, and abandoned fast food restaurants. What will take their space?
Tim is also an amateur meteorologist, draws, speaks poetry, makes music, and gives spontaneous lectures on philosophy and esoteric possibilities. Check out Tim’s photos here.
Drew Roth lives in Kansas City and makes music, does performances, draws, experiments, gardens, fixes houses, is a foot fetishist, and poet, among other things. He is currently experimenting with energy drinks as an emotional stabilizer, researching the active constituents found in them while also pursuing his interest in herbalism and esoteric mind mapping. He currently organizes and designs a publication with artist Amos Leager called Infoduct.
While visiting the Palace Tim & Drew took an adventure to Grand Trace State Forest to record music for their project CA$HED. Leslie Stewart came to visit for a view days while Tim, Drew, and Sarabeth were residing.