João Galera is Western New Mexico University/Town of Silver City artist in residence. This exhibition is the result of a year-long artist’s residency in Silver City. During his year of residency (2019-20), Galera researched and produced a work about memory and desire, using the poem “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot and the book “Os Sertões” by Euclydes da Cunha as a basis for his project. With all this in mind, Galera explores through his art the memory of the land and the people of Grant County. He has also worked with different groups of people in the county to create a community art installation. The work in this virtual exhibition presents a portion of an exhibition that had been planned for May at the WNMU McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art. Website: joaogalera.wixsite.com/joaogalera.