Since 1999 Richard and Judith Lang have focused their attention on just 1000 yards of tide line where they have collected plastic washing ashore on Kehoe Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Although the news about plastic pollution is dire, they bring the excitement of scouting for treasures and the pleasure of the creative life to an otherwise difficult topic.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The Plastic in Question
When invited to present The Plastic in Question at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch we were excited by the challenge of creating a show that would speak to the diverse library public. We thought the familiar template of a blog post would make our art and ideas easily accessible. Since many library visitors ricochet from the computers to the stacks and back again we had to design the exhibition experience so that the viewer could move through the entire exhibition or they could encounter just one post and come away with a complete thought. The exhibition spans the 1st, 4th and 5th floors, the Stegner Environmental Center and the elevator landings. We created arrangements in vitrines, wall displays with captions and signage throughout.