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LANDING @ Gravy: Following Water: five artists from elsewhere currently living and working in the San Lorenzo River watershed


    December 2, 2022 - December 8, 2022    


    Gravy Gallery
    714 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA





    Kevin Corcoran, Nena Hedrick, Lee Chang Ming, Fernanda Rappa, and Shane Scopatz will present works that tune in to local conditions through approaches shaped by the actions of water.

    Opening Reception: Friday, Dec 2, 5 – 9 pm

    Gallery hours:
    Saturday, Dec 3 – 1 – 4
    Sunday, Dec 4, 1 – 4
    Monday, Dec 5, 4 – 7
    Tuesday, Dec 6, 4 – 7
    Wednesday, Dec 7: 1 – 4

    Kevin Corcoran works with an open interest in sound as medium as it moves through contexts of music, art, communication and place and takes form as performance, publication, installation, and image. His background in percussion and improvisation opens up to field recording practices and place-based making with focus on abandoned and overlooked areas, processes of decay, excess, and extraction, and intersections of infrastructure and open space. Based in the California Bay Area, he collaborates across disciplines and borders having exhibited locally while performing and publishing throughout the US, Europe and East Asia.

    Nena Hedrick is a filmmaker, media artist, and visual anthropologist with a focus on experimental film, performance, place, topographies, and embodied narratives. Her materially informed work walks the ever-unstable line of pseudo-(non)fiction rooted in situatedness, dislocation, and extraction. Her work has screened and exhibited across Europe and the Americas. She is currently a PhD student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California Santa Cruz.

    Lee Chang Ming is an artist from Singapore working across photography, publishing, video and writing, and is interested in themes of intimacy, gender, environment and the everyday. His practice contemplates the subjective act of looking and the photographic medium as a process, exploring ideas of optics and haptics. His current research focus includes the intersections of queerness and nature, as well as alternative histories/narratives of marginal communities relating to his identity and ethnic heritage. He also runs Nope Fun, an independent publisher and platform focusing on photography and contemporary image making.

    Fernanda Rappa is a Brazilian artist working with photography, video and installation. Since 2009 she has been developing works in the UK, Brazil and Europe. In the intersection between science and art, myth and reality, her work focuses on ecopolitics, sociobiology and traditional knowledge. Since 2014, she has been researching medicinal plants, healers, rituals and the traditional knowledge about the Flora of Brazil. Starting in 2016 she has been studying syntropic farming and planting a medicinal forest in the countryside of São Paulo state.

    Shane Scopatz (he/him) is a dancer, choreographer, and multimedia artist. He grew up dancing in California and, in 2011, graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a BFA in Dance. He spent most of his professional performance career in Tel Aviv, Israel, dancing for the Batsheva Dance Company, the Inbal Dance Theater Company, and freelancing. Shane believes art is essential in the struggle for environmental and climate justice. In the shell of the old, his performance work aims to help build a world of ecological flourishing for humans and the more-than-human.