07.27.17 - 08.19.17
Opening Reception: Friday, July 27, 5-8pm
Lurid Ecologies: Ways of Seeing the Bay
Tanja Geis | UC Berkeley 2015
Geis was paired with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center to develop an exhibition responding to their work monitoring, conserving and restoring the San Francisco Bay. The collected works reconsider the techniques and apparatus of ecological research to address how scientific and aesthetic framing of environments inform how we look and what goes unseen.
The restoration of native oysters in San Francisco Bay is part of the Living Shorelines Project which is funded by the California State Coastal Conservancy.
A Few Select Bits of All Knowledge: A Visual Archive
Christopher Nickel | Stanford 2015
For this show, Nickel mines the image collection of the Internet Archive—an ever-expanding visual database of user generated digital (and digitized) media—for the raw materials to create large-scale scroll-like tableaus. In his recent projects, Nickel has focused on the physical presence of the Internet, recasting its virtual and disembodied appearance as a physical object.