When Richard and Judith Selby Lang started cleaning Kehoe Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore in 2000, carrying bags and bags of plastic garbage away, they had no idea what they would find or what would happen. Certain items would catch their interest, from undifferentiated pastel shards to disposable lighters. Back in their studio, as they sorted and categorized their findings, they noted an unaccountable proclivity. Some of the pieces had a color resonance with their Fiesta Ware dinner plates. For their show at Cafe Museo they have made prints of the factual and the mysterious arrangements of beach plastic on the plates.
They say about their work:
“Our work reflects our long held views about the purposes of art. Art can be beautiful and challenging. Art can be political without being polemical. While the content of our endeavors has a message about the spoiling of the natural world by the human/industrial world, our final intent is aesthetic and celebratory.”
text courtesy of the artists