Neptune’s Closet (2023)
Created at the UCLA graduate art studios, Neptune’s Closet is a suite of artifacts on loan from archival collections, photographs, sound recordings, glass sculptures for saliva-seeded cider fermentation, and a film about the secret society and private seashell museum, The 606 Club, raided by the police in 1914 in Long Beach, California.
This thesis exhibition research into this under-studied microhistorical case was generously supported by a Fulbright Award in Fine Art (Canada-USA), and with loans and exhibition support from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Department of Malacology and Department of Conservation, the San Diego Natural History Museum: Archives, and Department of Marine Invertebrates, the ONE Archives, the Natural History Museum of San Diegoand particularly the Historical Society of Long Beach.
‡ New Wight Gallery (Los Angeles, 2023)
‡ Clark Library, upcoming (Los Angeles, 2023)