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DUNITES

 

 

Photographs from the forthcoming exhibition

Dunites
including photographs, video projection, video monitor, slides and VR installation

September 4-29, 2018

Gallery NAGA
67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA

gallerynaga.com

 

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I look to the white garden of the dunes.

The vast shadow-suckled sand.

Where the colors flash and never issue

But flow through hidden veinage;

I am naked to the sun.

I let the sun print on me as on the dunes.

With great passion of surrender, I have peace.

 

-Hugo Seeling (Dunite Poet) excerpt from L., published in Wheel of Fire, Round Table Book Co, Oceano, 1936

 

These are the Dunes of the Chumash, a people nearly erased by the Spanish Missionaries; the Dunes of Cecil B. DeMille’s ancient Egyptian Ten Commandments movie set; the Dunes of the Dunites, the artists, poets, nudists, and mystics living off the grid in the depression era; the Dunes of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams’ sensual perfection; and the Dunes of the current day Dunites: the ATV riders who tear through the endangered plant species and pollute the air by grinding the sand into fine airborne particulates.

This too shall pass…

 

I look to the white garden of the dunes.

The vast shadow-suckled sand.

Where the colors flash and never issue

But flow through hidden veinage;

I am naked to the sun.

I let the sun print on me as on the dunes.

With great passion of surrender, I have peace.

 

-Hugo Seeling (Dunite Poet) excerpt from L., published in Wheel of Fire, Round Table Book Co, Oceano, 1936

 

 

This too shall pass… is a historical and contemporary weaving of the fabric of a place.

These are the Dunes of the Chumash, a people nearly erased by the Spanish Missionaries; the Dunes of Cecil B. DeMille’s ancient Egyptian Ten Commandments movie set; the Dunes of the Dunites, the artists, poets, nudists, and mystics living off the grid in the depression era; the Dunes of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams’ sensual perfection; and the Dunes of the current day Dunites: the ATV riders who tear through the endangered plant species and pollute the air by grinding the sand into fine airborne particulates.

LOVE POEMS

Love Poems
3 min, 3-channel looping video installation and 4 min single channel film
16mm film transferred to color digital video
sound by Max Jeffers
2009

 

lovepoems_install
installation view, Gallery NAGA, Boston, 2010

Screenings:
-Forbidden Film Festival, Austin, TX, May 2014
-MisALT Screeening Series, San Francisco, CA, July 2011
-Riff Raff, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, October 2010
-Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA, February 2010
-Gallery 51, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA, January 2009