A maritime-themed exhibition featuring Taiwanese and North American artists and their take on the ocean as a metaphor for things that can both unite and divide will unfold in Los Angeles from Dec. 7, 2017 through Feb. 16, 2018.
Curator Henry Lien, who is also the founder of exhibition co-organizer Glass Garage Gallery, explained that while oceans divide land into continents and islands, all maritime civilizations are connected through the sea. Similarly, common values and beliefs are shared through cultures, but each individual retains his or her own unique memories.
"The Ocean of Memories” will follow the currents as they alternatively symbolize relocating, crossing cultures, and sweeping anew, through the artworks of Danielle Eubank, American oil painter and expedition artist; Susan Hannon, Canadian sculptor and wing-maker; and US-based Taiwanese artists Lien Fong-chi (連豐吉) and Cindy Shih (施欣汝).
The opening ceremony on Dec. 7 will include a special presentation by the four featured artists on their personal memories from crossing between cultures. The exhibition will also contain a participatory element, in which Glass Garage Gallery will screen anonymous writings submitted by visitors who wish to share their memories of the ocean.
To submit a memory for consideration for screening, please send an email with the desired text to email@example.com. All submissions will be kept confidential and anonymous.
"The Ocean of Memories” is co-organized by the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles and Glass Garage Gallery, with support from bG Gallery.
‘The Ocean of Memories'