Rising Tides - Shifting Boundaries 1st Annual Juried Member Exhibit

Rising Tides - Shifting Boundaries 1st Annual Juried Member Exhibit

Dates:

August 30, 2014 - October 5, 2014

Art Talk:

Artistic Response to Global Matters on Display at MarinMOCA

Overview:

MarinMOCA’s First Annual Juried Member Exhibit titled “Rising Tides - Shifting Boundaries” is set to open August 30th. The theme of the show invites an artistic response to global warming and climate changes, and issues regarding physical and/or economic survival and adaptability, populations of life forms, food /water sources, and emotions relating to these concerns. A committed environmentalist herself, artist Mary Eubank is the juror for this show. She has been the Director of the Project Space Program at Gallery Route One since 1983. The exhibit will be open from August 30 to October 5th, with an opening reception on August 30 from 5 to 7pm. The emotional and thought-provoking nature of the theme has brought out some truly great artwork from the artist members at MarinMOCA. Janet Bogardus describes her piece, “High Tide”, as a study of “flow, change, and instability, counterpointed by the human desire to contain and control our environment.” Her mixed media piece has a layered, textured presence due to the use of materials such as a bee and remnants of a wasps nest. Elaine Larson’s collage piece “Waterworld” asks “how fish can survive in a world where there is an unacknowledged conflict between currently conceived roles of worker, provider, story-teller, businessman and the sustainability of plentiful, beautiful, life-giving waters?” says Larsen. This piece was created using innovative collage techniques that avoid liquid adhesives. Barbara Crow’s acrylic painting, “Flood Plain”, uses a process of many layers of painting and scratching to allow the base coat of black to appear to drawn on top. Crow chose this piece for its suggestion of an environment inundated by water and flooding. She states, “The watery precariousness of living near a river as I now do is a threat in so many places as I see the news of more flooding and the effects of global warming around the world.” The public is invited to attend the exhibition and its opening reception. This exhibition runs concurrent with the Fall National Exhibit and is located in the Ron Collins Gallery. The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is located at the Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Drive, Novato, California. Hours are Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit MarinMOCA’s website: http://www.marinmoca.org or call 415-506-0137 for more information. Images: Janet Bogardus, “High Tide” Elaine Larsen “Waterworld” Barbara Crow “Flood Plain”

Rising Tides - Shifting Boundaries 1st Annual Juried Member Exhibit

Dates:

August 30, 2014 - October 5, 2014

Art Talk:

Artistic Response to Global Matters on Display at MarinMOCA

Overview: