exhibits: Ghost Net Landscape: All the Fish in the Sea

October 7-31, 2019 exhibit at Cawein Gallery, Oregon

Ghost Net Landscape exhibit at Cawein Gallery at Pacific University, Oregon

Kathrin Cawein Gallery
Pacific University (front corner of Scott Hall)
2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116

Open: Mon-Fri, 1-5pm
PLUS Open Studio weekend: Oct 19-20, 11am-5pm
Opening Reception: Oct 7, 4-6pm
Closing Reception: Oct 29, 4-6pm

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The second edition of Ghost Net Landscape was held for 4 weeks at the Kathrin Cawein Gallery on the campus of Pacific University, Oregon. The exhibit acted as a solo show and month-long artist residency, during which time I transformed the gallery with over 220 artworks created in daily collaboration with 300+ students and community members.

Artwork created with reclaimed fishing rope and net during the Ghost Net Landscape interactive installation at Cawein Gallery View more images from the Cawein Gallery exhibition

Collaborators

The project was integrated into the curriculum of 15 high school and university classes, from Philosophy to Art History and Environmental Studies. 200+ unique fishes were created during class sessions in the gallery and added to a growing school of fish hanging from the gallery ceiling and walls. Several student groups initiated their own collaborative projects, including a workshop for creating string bags / produce bags, re-usable sugar skull decorations for Dia de los Muertos led by the Hispanic Heritage Association, monthly club meeting / art night for Students for Environmental Activism, a collaboration with at-risk high schoolers from Create Alternative School, and a ghost net hula performance in collaboration with Na Haumana O Hawaii.

Artwork created with reclaimed fishing rope and net during the Ghost Net Landscape interactive installation at Cawein Gallery

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Ghost Net Landscape at Cawein Gallery was funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Forest Grove Public Arts Commission, and Forest Grove Sustainability Commission.

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