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Department ofArt and Art History

Great Wave

Great Wave

Contemporary artists explore the ocean as a source of mystery and resilience.

Exhibition Dates: Sept 19, 2022 - Jan 13, 2023

Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building
Art and Art History Gallery
Gallery Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm. Closed Dec 13, 2022 to Jan 8, 2023

Featuring Artists: Brandon Anderton, Tess Felix, Peter Hassen, Liz Hickok, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Hughen/Starkweather, Luc Janssens, Josh Keyes, Laura Arminda Kingsley, Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang, Courtney Mattison, Allison Watkins and Angela Willetts

Artist Talk and Reception: Oct 7, 2022, 5-7pm, Dowd Sculpture Garden


Laura Arminda Kingsley
Murmurs of the Deep VIII
4K Video loop, color/sound

Artists through the ages have looked to the ocean in all its majesty 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 resilience.

This event is free and open to the public.

In compliance to ADA/504, please direct your accommodation request to Mitch Grieb at at least 72 hours prior to the event.