A photographic pilgrimage to Noah Purifoy’s Desert Museum by African American artist and activist LaToya Ruby Frazier is currently on view at Gavin Brown’s cavernous uptown art emporium. Best known for her poignant yet sober examination of the economic, racial, and psychological fallout of the continuous collapse of her industrial steel hometown of Braddock, PA, Frazier trains her lens on the haunting stillness of the Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture. Driven out of Los Angeles by economic necessity, Noah Purifoy settled in the high desert about 140 miles east of Los Angeles in the late 1980s and assembled over fifty Dada Junk Art installation during the last fifteen years of his life. It is easy to draw parallels between the two artists. Social activism, racial inequality, economic displacement, and an art practice deeply rooted in philosophy connect these two artists who corral the physical and spiritual detritus of our existence into the enduring magnanimity of art. At Gavin Brown through February 25.