June’s First Friday– Rig Drawings: Streeter Wright


The Modbo presents June’s First Friday on June 2nd, 2017 with “Rig Drawings” by Streeter Wright.  First Friday’s reception happens from 5 pm til midnight, and the show remains up through Friday, June 30th.  The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou.  Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only a $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at themodbo@gmail.com, themodbo.com, or 633-4240.

Streeter Wright grew up in Tulsa, OK and came to Colorado Springs to attend Colorado College.  He started working on an oil rig at the age of 20, while majoring in art at CC.  There was an aesthetic to the drilling rig that Streeter found to be unique and alien to the rest of the world. Life on the rig was one of duality; live to work, work to live. Every two weeks family was traded for crew, and crew for family. He began documenting the beauty he found in this strange double life.  He would work for 14 days in Rifle, Colorado, with twelve hour shifts (days or nights) in all weather conditions.  His 14 days off were spent with his thoughts and his studio in Colorado Springs.  Featuring immaculately detailed graphite drawings, “Rig Drawings” is the result of Streeter’s time on the rig.