Submerged by Wayne Levin
October 28 – November 26, 2017
Opening Reception October 28, Saturday, 7-9pm
“I feel that the Ocean is an entity of incredible power, and every time I enter the ocean I am very clear that I am putting myself within a world that is far more powerful and vast than me, and it is only by its grace that I return. When I descend beneath the surface, I feel like I am Alice passing through that looking glass into a totally different world. Or am I Cocteau’s Orpheus passing through the mirror into the underworld? When I descend beneath the surface I am in a world with different rules, different truths. Things look different, light acts differently, gravity pulls differently. One can fly, or at least float over the landscape, or seascape. When I descend into this wonderland, I want to make images, not to explain or clarify that world, but to deepen the mystery.”
We will be showcasing 11 of Wayne’s silver gelatin prints shot on black & white film with a Nikonos camera. We will also have limited amounts of his books Flowing & Through a Liquid Mirror available for sale, along with his silver gelatin prints and Wayne Levin Poster.
Wayne Levin will also be doing a lecture at UH Manoa on Thursday, Nov. 2, 6pm at the Art Building Room 101, 2535 McCarthy Mall.