Hydrarchy: Power, Globalization and the Sea

Friday, February 20, 2015 to Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Location: Fine Arts Building, Fine Arts Gallery
Allan Sekula’s and Noël Burch

This exhibition explores the geopolitical dynamic of the ocean as conceptualized by a group of diverse artists working in California. Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery and Michael Arcega.

Conceived by Assistant Professor Michael Arcega, this exhibition features works from his War Clubs series, along with his sculpture El Conquistadork. Allan Sekula’s and Noël Burch’s award-winning film essay The Forgotten Space — which follows container cargo aboard ships and barges — will be screened as an installation.

Hydrarchy also features aspects of Rene Yung’s on-going Chinese Whispers project, specifically her recent efforts to spotlight the history of the rich 19th-century Chinese shrimp fisheries in the San Francisco Bay.

An installation of paper sculpture by Weston Teruya examines the interstitial potential of Hawaii’s isolated island location. John Roloff will be represented by both his early ceramic sculpture and a more recent photographic diptych.

In addition, provocative recent paintings by David Huffman and Jenifer Wofford will be presented.

Gallery hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11am to 4pm. Reception: February 21, 1 - 3pm. Free.

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