Exhibitions - 2015
Past Exhibitions - 2014
Past Exhibitions - 2013
Past Exhibitions - 2012:
Quartet For the End of Time
Deanna Erdmann

Sep 9 - Jan 4, 2013

Wild Things
Soo Kim, Dean Monogenis, Kim Schoenstadt, Fran Siegel

Sep 9 - Jan 4, 2013

Reef Cycle
Melise Mestayer

Sep 9 - Jan 4, 2013

sins, virtues, big fish and plastics
Kimiko Miyoshi

Sep 9 - Jan 4, 2013

A Reintroduction Library
Katie Bachler and May Jong

Aug 12 - Oct 19, 2012

Wilderness Mind: Dissolving Duality
Curated by Deborah Thomas

May 20 - Aug 18, 2012

Lighter than Air
Trish Stone

Aug 12, 2012

Merrily We Grow A-Longing
Karen Frimkess Wolff and Dori Atlantis

May 20 - Aug 18, 2012

Wave Break

May 20 - Aug 18, 2012

The Geography of Reclamation
Nicole Antebi

May 20 - Aug 3, 2012

MY WAR: Gabie Strong
March 18, 2012

Sweet and Sour- It's a Thin Line:
Arnoldo Vargas

Jan 22, 2012

Daniela Calandra Bill Daniel, Micki Davis, Electronic Disturbance Theater/b.a.n.g. lab, Casey Smallwood
Jan 22, 2012

Dear Harbor: Images from our Community
Jan 22 - Apr 2012

HITO: San Pedro/Port of Los Angeles/Port of Long Beach:
Heather Rasmussen

Jan 22 - Mar 4, 2012

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The Geography of Reclamation
Nicole Antebi

May 20- Aug 3, 2012

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Nicole Antebi, still from Geography of Reclamation: An Essay in Three Parts, 2012

Can we access all meaning each time a word is used even as its meaning changes over time? Reclamation once meant not letting a drop of water go to waste and waste meant free flowing water to the sea. The meaning of these words would change, first by the environmental movement and later by the land artists of the 1960's and 70's to mean the process of recouping neglected or distressed landscapes. Geography of Reclamation is a short animated essay tracing these terms through the imprint of David Brower, Floyd Dominy, and Robert Smithson by way of the Colorado River Basin.

Antebi largely sees her work in critical dialogue with this past belief that land can only be valued in terms of its utilitarian function, a principle that became an aesthetic utilitarianism for the environmental artists of the 1960's and 70's. Unlike the mission of land reclamation or aesthetic utilitarianism, her work instead illuminates the problem of disappearing water in the context of these histories.

Nicole Antebi is a Los Angeles based artist and organizer, working mostly in video, installation, and animation, she has recently developed a series of animated documentaries which draw connections between the language, strategies, and mythologies surrounding so many of California's historical water wizards and moguls whose excessive vision led to calamitous ends. Recent projects include the anthology/website, entitled Water, CA: Creative Visualizations for a New Millennium (www.watercalifornia.org) co-edited with Enid Baxter Blader. The project was also the focus of a recent exhibition and festival at the Crocker Art Museum and will be the basis of an upcoming exhibition at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA, slated to open October 2012. Other recent projects include Pitch Battles, a multimedia performance at CSUMB with Colin Dickey and Chris Kallmyer, Ever Green, an exhibition embedded within Lara Bank's "Portable Forest" at Monte Vista Projects, and "And the Whale Said...," an impressionistic retelling of Moby Dick as a puppet show on a capsized ship at Machine Project (co-produced with Linda Wei).

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This exhibition is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council, and the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council.