At the Mint Bar, the Eagles Lodge, and the Occidental Hotel, as well as other places around Buffalo, Wyoming time has seemingly paused. They are contemporary spaces so steeped in the past it’s disorienting and not just the places, but the people too; those who choose to inhabit their memory. The real folds in upon itself. then and now, here and there, truth and fiction, theater and documentation. 'Buffalo, WY,' is the fifth location in a larger project entitled 'Wandering In Place,' which depicts a series of locations in the United States as a residue of my cultural memory, an inheritance. It is a metaphorical memoir, a narrative re-telling of facts and fictions and it is also my discovery of the dreamland that still is America.
Jennifer Garza-Cuen is an artist from the Pacific Northwest. Currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, she received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. Garza-Cuen has received fellowships from The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Light Work and Ucross. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and published in contemporary photography journals such as Dear Dave, Contact Sheet, Mus?e, Blink, Der Greif, and PDN as well as on-line journals such as i-D, Feature Shoot, Aint-Bad, Fubiz, iGNANT, Dazed, and Juxtapoz. .