Deep Water Horizon October 1st – November 27th 2010

The UC San Diego University Art Gallery will host Deep Water Horizon, Hans Weigand's second solo exhibition in the U.S. after his acclaimed debut at the Portland Landmark, Gallery. Deep Water Horizon is inspired by the fictitious and dystopian landscape of the California Coastline, on which the artist projects all sorts of ambivalent fall-out from the last 30 years of popular culture. Weigand will present eight large-scale multilayered canvases in an octagonal shape. This fractured panoramic seascape is held together by a continuous, distant horizon, which is also a kind of dividing line between what's on top of this huge wave and what has long been submerged. In this sense, Deep Water Horizon is not only in dialogue with the recent offshore catastrophe but also hints at the archival burden confronted in the age of digital mass memory.