“How We Leave and Return: Intersections of Art and History”
April 28th through July 1st 2012
James Bra dley
Lauren Dietrich Chavez
Matthew Go rdon
“How We Leave and Return” is a site specific exhibition of visual art on Angel Island State Park. Seven Bay Area artists were invited to explore Angel Island’s history, architecture, and landscape, and create contemporary artworks inspired by the island’s historic narratives and recurring themes.
The works have widely varying approaches: bringing the collective experience of the island to bear; revealing how a contemporary public commodifies historic space; examining the narrative position of the human in relationshiop to nature; or commenting on current trending of the past through
re-imagined utilitarian and ritual practices.
“How We Leave and Return” asks the audience to consider the cyclical nature of human history,
marking that it often repeats itself, and presents ideas as to how a society copes with it’s
legacy of ideologies, ontological positions, and cultural practices.
Opening Reception @ the Visitor’s Center: April 28th, 2012 1:30 - 3pm
Two ferry companies service Angel Island. Both require a day of purchase, and board on a first come, first serve basis.
Join us for a day trip to beautiful Angel Island State Park! The island offers excellent respite from the city and is only a short ferry ride across the bay. Take an early boat and enjoy the beautiful landscape with a picnic, hiking, and visits to historic sites!
The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry departs hourly from Tiburon, beginning at 10am. Ferries return to Tiburon hourly, beginning at 10:20am. Round trip tickets are $13.50.
The Blue and Gold Fleet provides ferry service between San Francisco’s Pier 41 and Angel Island.
The Ferry departs Pier 41 at 9:40am and returns to SF at 5:20pm. Round trip tickets are $17.50.