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UnLandscape: April 1st- July 24th, 2016

3rd floor Art Forum

You’ve seen Santa Cruz sunsets 100 times. Imagine pulling one apart.

Sutranic, Jeremy Morgan

Sutranic, Jeremy Morgan

That’s what Jeremy Morgan and Tra Bouscaren do in UnLandscape. Morgan is a landscape painter. Bouscaren is an abstract media artist. Together, they deconstruct traditional landscape art with new formats, materials and images.

Jeremy Morgan doesn’t paint specific locations. Instead, Morgan paints places inspired by experience, memory, and dreams. Don’t worry about figuring out what they’re depicting, or finding a horizon line, because there isn’t one. Morgan is more interested in the emotional and imaginative connections you make with his landscapes—or unlandscapes.  

DearVolunteers_4 copy 3Tra Bouscaren’s landscapes are otherworldly in media and form. He makes collaborative productions—where projection and assemblage meet. Bouscaren uses “orphaned objects”–discarded plastic, paper, and twisted bits–as projection screens for abstract digital video pieces. He looks at the world as one big projection of found objects and images.  

Tra Bouscaren asked Jeremy Morgan if he could create shadows around his paintings using sculpted Styrofoam forms. Morgan loved the idea and took the collaboration a step further. He wanted Bouscaren to project directly on some of his paintings. And so a new collaborative art form was born.

Both Morgan and Bouscaren invite you to explore their landscapes.  In doing so, you become part of them—imaginatively and literally.


Exhibition Related Events

Dive deeper into Unlandscape with one of these special exhibition-related events. 

At the MAH

3rd Friday: The Cosmos
May 20th 6-9PM

Around Town

Ghost Shows with Tra Bouscaren

Ghost Shows will serve to illuminate abandoned architecture and dark corners of historical interest, haunting local sites for a few evening hours and then disappearing from them like a ghost.  Working from a commercial van loaded with an inverter generator, video equipment and assemblage materials, we are a mobile video graffiti and performative art unit.  Come back here to find out dates and locations below or check out Tra’s Blog here.

Idea Fab Labs Wednesday 4/27 6:30PM