June 2, 2013-May 18, 2014
“Sea Change is a delightful, colorful installation; the fact that everything is touchable makes it great for kids. The dimmed light, blue walls and underwater light effects contribute to this pleasurable exhibit.” ~ Richard Chang, The Orange County Register
Los Angeles-based artist Tanya Aguiñiga has transformed the museum’s upper level gallery into a forest of kelp, corals, barnacles, and other wonderful natural forms that one would typically find under the sea off Laguna Beach in this specially-commissioned site-specific installation. Every object in the exhibition will be hand-made by the artist and her assistants using a variety of materials, especially textiles. By brilliantly recreating organic elements in unexpected, manmade materials, Aguiñiga enables the viewer to experience them anew. In addition to looking, visitors will also be able to explore the exhibition through touching, allowing for a truly immersive encounter.