Alum in The Great Wave
Alum Angela Willetts and Jamie Banes are showing at the Bedford Gallery in the group show “The Great Wave: Contemporary Art About the Ocean.” The show will be up from 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.
In addition to Willetts and Banes, artist Brandon Anderton, Tess Felix, Peter Hassen, Liz Hickok, Phil Spitler (collaborating with Banes), Hughen/Starkweather, Luc Janssens, Josh Keyes, Richard and Judith Lang, Courtney Mattison and Allison Watkins are participating.
Opening reception: Sunday, January 12, 3 – 5 PM
esher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596