ISLAND CITY WATERWAYS: WAVES OF INSPIRATION
Work by Ginny Parsons, Pons Maar & Marc Ribaud
Ginny Parsons, Industry at Alameda Point, 2016. Courtesy the artist.
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, May 4–Wednesday, June 29
Where: K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda
“The shore is an ancient world, for as long as there has been an earth and sea there has been this place of the meeting of land and water.”
In conjunction with Island City Waterways, a free public art event taking place along Alameda’s historic Waterfront Trail from May 20–22, 2016, Rhythmix Cultural Works presents Island City Waterways: Waves of Inspiration in the K Gallery from May 6 through June 29. This three-person exhibition features new works by environmental painter Ginny Parsons, photographer Pons Maar, and industrial designer and artist Marc Ribaud.
All three artists reside in Alameda, and each investigates the industrial landscape along the water’s edge. Parsons draws inspiration from the natural environment to create abstracted landscapes that incorporate household materials such as Borax and house paint. Maar photographs the shoreline, deserted warehouses, and the natural beauty of Alameda Point as a way to capture what is disappearing to make way for a new planned community. For this exhibition, Ribaud will render a large-scale map of parts of the shoreline in a site-specific graphite wall drawing, as well as construct a video kiosk resembling a boat’s hull where audiences can record stories about how their families came to the Bay Area.
About the K Gallery
The mission of Rhythmix Cultural Works is to bring people together through culture and the arts. Exhibitions in the K Gallery reflect the vitality of the Bay Area cultural community.