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The Great Wave: Contemporary Art About The Ocean, 12 pm - 5 pm
- Date: 02/29/2020 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Location: Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, California 94596
The Great Wave: Contemporary Art About the Ocean
January 12 – March 22, 2020
Artists through the ages have looked to the ocean in all its majesty and terror for clues about the planet’s future. This group exhibition features contemporary artists who live near the coast, and whose work immerses us in a watery drama. Organized by longtime Bay Area curator Ann Trinca, this show finds inspiration in the work of Japanese ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai’s ubiquitous woodblock print The Great Wave. The Great Wave is recognizable across cultures as a symbol of the unpredictable power of the ocean. Using this historic piece as a jumping off point, the artists in the exhibition explore the ocean as a source of mystery and strength.
Artists include: Brandon Anderton, Tess Felix, Peter Hassen, Liz Hickok, Hughen/Starkweather, Luc Janssens, Josh Keyes, Richard and Judith Lang, Courtney Mattison, Allison Watkins and Angela Willetts.