According to Weinstein, the exhibition’s thesis is rooted in the idea that California is a magnetic destination for artists, immigrants and anyone chasing the California dream, yet there’s also a dystopian feeling to the state. “Surfers are literally and figuratively sitting in the middle of all this miasma,” says Weinstein. “They are well situated to appreciate the copious beauty [of California] and the ever-present dark side and the intensity of the rat race. “Everyone in the exhibition is both a serious artist and serious about their commitment to surfing,” says Weinstein. “I was interested in getting not necessarily artists who make art about surfing but artists who are surfers-because I think just at a cellular level, there’s an amount of overlap between people who spend a lot of time in the water and then a lot of time in their studio.
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