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Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang: "Finding Meaning in the Mess"
Finding Meaning in the Mess: Since 1999 Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang have collected more than two tons of plastic trash from 1000 yards of Kehoe Beach along the Point Reyes National Seashore. For Finding Meaning in the Mess, their exhibit at the Bay Model,they have transformed this debris into engaging works of art that raise awareness of the sheer variety and ubiquity of plastic pollution and its impact in delicate marine ecosystems. With their power point presentation they will educate and entertain with stories about some the common and rare items they have found and how each colorful piece says something about the thermoplastic junk of our throwaway culture. They keep a blog to track their adventures, to document what they are finding and to record how this one beach has become a pinpoint describing the whole world.
Biography: Since 1999, Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, as a collaborative team, have gathered plastic pollution from Kehoe Beach, a remote stretch of the Point Reyes National Seashore, carrying the plastic away by the bagful. They combine their love of nature with their interest in science to produce an ongoing series of art works about the oceans and the environment. Their project, One Beach Plastic, has been included in some 40 exhibitions including shows at the SFMOMA Artist Windows, Thoreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco, the Cummings Gallery at Stanford University, the Bay Model in Sausalito, and the University of San Francisco.
Be Sure to join us in the Lobby from 6 pm – 6:50 pm for a Reception, prior to their presentation, with Ocean Plastics artists Judith Selby and Richard Lang for their beautiful and sobering Beach Plastic artworks show Finding Meaning in the Mess!
$5 Suggested Donation goes toward Student Research Grants