Depart Foundation presents “Sea Sick in Paradise”

July 8, 2017

September 30, 2017

3822 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, CA 90265

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Event Description

DEPART Foundation will present Sea Sick in Paradise, a group exhibition curated by Amy Yao, featuring works in a variety of media by 46 established and emerging artists, many of whom are surfers themselves or inspired by surfing, the ocean, and coastal culture.

MEDIA PREVIEW
Friday, July 7, 2017,
11am–1pm PST
DEPART Foundation Malibu Village
3822 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, CA 90265 RSVP: livia@lynwinter.com

Alongside these artists are also works presented by professional surfers, inspired by their sport – whether documenting their subculture or creating abstract and symbolic imagery. In keeping with the theme of summer surf, the large-scale exhibition will occupy a new, 4,000 square foot pop-up venue in Malibu Village.
Organized in collaboration with the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies at UCLA (LENS) and the Surfrider Foundation, Sea Sick in Paradise explores the longstanding relationship between surfing and art making, particularly highlighting work made in Southern California. With an emphasis on diversity and environmental concern, the exhibition traces evolving surf culture in the 21st Century through a variety of vantage points. The multiplicity of work, artists, and surfers in the exhibition strives to demonstrate the divergence of experience, concerns, identity, culture, and generation, attesting to the draw of the ocean.

Participating artists include Chris Ballreich, Base Barajas, Jennifer Bartlett, Billy Al Bengston, Cristine Blanco, Jamie Brisick, Brown Girl Surf, Catherine Byun, Alexandra Cassaniti, Samantha Jane Clark, David Donahue/Robin Kegel, Danica Elbertse, Roe Ethridge, Peter Fend, Eve Fowler/ Mariah Gar- nett, Danny Fuller, Zoe Ghertner, Nolan Hall, Jeff Ho, Hoffman Fabrics, Stanya Kahn, Margaret Kilgal- len, Alex Knost, Rob Kulisek, Margaret Lee, Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Barry McGee, Sarah McMenimen, Daniella Fernandez Murphy, Zak Noyle, Tin Ojeda, Riley O’Neill, Kevin O’Sullivan, Peter Schroff, Pa- cific Specific, Jean Painleve, Prerna Sampat with Melissa Ip and Ramdasha Biceem, Mika Tajima, George Trimm/Colin Whitbread, Jennifer West, and Phillip Zach.

The exhibition continues DEPART Foundation’s commitment to providing an open platform through art for dialogue and discussion about cultural, political and socio-economic issues and causes, includ- ing, among others, those relating to sustainability and the environment.

PARALLEL PROGRAMMING
As part of Sea Sick in Paradise, a summer program of free art and surf-related public events, talks, and screenings will take place on site in Malibu Village, at Malibu City Hall and at Soho House’s Little Beach House Malibu.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
SEA SICK IN PARADISE AT SOHO HOUSE | LITTLE BEACH HOUSE MALIBU
7-9pm

Cocktails and exhibition overview by exhibition curator Amy Yao; Jon Christensen, professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a founder of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies at UCLA; Malibu Cultural Arts Commission Chair Catherine Malcolm Brickman and participating artists.

This event is open to Soho House members, friends of Depart Foundation and media guests.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
PANEL: THE NEW LINEUP: SURFING, SEA-LEVEL RISE, ACCESS, AND INCLUSION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
6:30pm

A conversation about challenges to the coast and the future of surfing with exhibition curator Amy Yao; artist Alexandra Cassaniti; surfer and author Kevin O’Sullivan; Brown Girl Surf; Surfrider Founda- tion West LA/Malibu Co-Chair and City of Santa Monica Sustainable Building Manager Joel Cesare, moderated by Jon Christensen, professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a founder of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies at UCLA.
Saturday July 15 and 29, August 12 and 26 and September 9, 2017.
SUMMER SCREENINGS

Exhibition curator Amy Yao and David Donahue, artist George Trimm, Surfrider Foundation, Jon Christensen, professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a founder of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies at UCLA will each present one of five free Saturday night screenings co-hosted with the City of Malibu. Program details to be announced.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MALIBU SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CITY OF MALIBU AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY LIBRARY
7pm
Pulitzer-prize winning author of Barbarian Days William Finnegan in conversation with artist Barry McGee moderated by Jon Christensen, professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a founder of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies at UCLA.

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