The 2011 group exhibition Chromophilia: Parsing the Visual Spectrum in the student-run Swell Gallery at the
Third Street Graduate Center.

Swell Gallery

flashlight, blanket, box of matches, journal, rope, bucket, magnifying glass, whistle
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 7:00pm - Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
Swell Gallery
FREE and Open to the Public
SFAI Graduate Center
2565 Third Street
San Francisco,
CA

Participating Artists

Francesca Du Brock 
Francisco Pinheiro
Dimitra Skandali
Dave Janesko
Nathan Rosquist
 
About flashlight, blanket, box of matches, journal, rope, bucket, magnifying glass, whistle
 
Our project proposes an examination of the shoreline as a physical, emotional, and philosophical space of reflection and artistic action. The place where the land meets the sea represents a border between distinct worlds, a physical/geographical as well as a mythical/imaginary horizon. Particularly, we are interested in ideas of communication, nomadism, and survival, and how these notions might be explored, tested, and illustrated through an artistic engagement with the coastal landscape.

Working within a collaborative framework, artists from Greece, Colorado, Portugal, Pennsylvania, and Alaska will consider their relationship to these themes, performing and filming an action at the seashore. Each artist will suggest materials/objects to be used by another artist.

The final show will comprise the collected videos, props, and ephemera from the actions, as well as sculptures, drawings, and texts created in response to these actions and the shoreline itself.