Cal State University Dominguez Hills – University Art Gallery

Nancy Foster

The CSUDH campus in South Los Angeles was established in 1960 with a mission to provide education, scholarship and service that are accessible and transformative. The goal of the Department of Art and Design is to provide students with a rich and rigorous arts education through programs in Studio Art, Design and Art History. The University Art Gallery is a laboratory for contemporary art and design practices for many cultures.

The PAA’s grant will support an exhibition examining brackish water and considering the implications of in-betweenness, including issues of access, inclusion, and ecological racism. Co-directed by Aandrea Stang and Debra Scacco and part of The Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time Art and Science Collide, this project looks at the ecosystems, infrastructures, and politics surrounding brackish water, which refers to the space where salt and fresh waters meet. Research will consider the larger implications of in-betweenness, including issues of access, inclusion, ecological racism, and the interchange of culture and class along Los Angeles’ waterways. Brackish Water Los Angeles will run August 12-December 14, 2024.