Peter Connors explores the intersection of art and science through a series of responses to Sonoma County’s coastal environment. Some of these marine impressions are more literal– in Peter Connors’ case, displaying formerly living sea creatures as a medium in his delicate algae pressings; in Chris Dewees’s case, using sea inhabitants as part of his actual process of Gyotaku printing. Other works are more conceptual, as Richard and Judith Selby Lang repurpose objects found at the water’s edge to express both environmental philosophy and sense of place. Collectively, these artists enter into a dialogue with nature, and with each other, breaking down disciplinary boundaries and allowing for a more holistic and perhaps rich exploration of a local ecosystem.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.