Ecotone: Boundaries, Tensions, Integrations, 2014 Summer Juried Exhibition
Daily Event: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Ecotone | Tensions, Boundaries, Integrations: On display August 2–September 20
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 2, 5pm–8pm
Hours: August Monday-Friday, 10am–6pm & by appointment, September Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm & by appointment. Closed on Labor Day. Free Admission.
Based on the notion of “ecotone,” derived from the Greek word for tension, this show features seventeen artists, each exploring and documenting in-between or transitional spaces through photography or video. These works, investigating interactions caused by human migration or displacement, urban encroachments onto nature, or environmental strain, question how we relate to borders and places of transience.
Join us as we explore different “ecotones”—from photographs concerning undisturbed deserts, urbanization, and refugee camps to works addressing immigration and liminality—and all of the meanings that can be discovered in these these ambiguous spaces.
Artists in this Exhibition:
Elizabeth Brooks (San Francisco, CA); Mike Callaghan (San Francisco, CA); Neca Dantas (Los Angeles, CA); Anna Eroshenko (Allston, MA); Rachel Hibbard (Portland, OR); Nancy Kaye (Los Angeles, CA); Marie-Luise Klotz (Oakland, CA); Kija Lucas (San Francisco, CA); Kean O’Brien (Los Angeles, CA); Pamela J. Peters (Los Angeles, CA); Gianluca Rossitto (Vicenza, Italy); Theo Schear (Oakland, CA); Charlotte X.C. Sullivan (Brooklyn, NY); Jane Szabo (Altadena, CA); Terri Warpinski (Eugene, OR); Michael B Wood (Agoura Hills, CA); Xiaowen Zhu (Playa del Rey, CA)
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