May 29–August 1, 2021


Atmospheres Deep is a multimedia group exhibition presented by SUPERCOLLIDER at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Fifteen featured artists and scientists utilize film, soundscapes, biomaterials, artificial intelligence, modular painting, and collaborative weaving to communicate the resilience of marine biodiversity in the face of our ecological impact.

The exhibition delves into the stratified layers of each water column—such as surface tension, branching rivers, tidal, and benthic zones of life—to demonstrate the interconnectedness of all water bodies. Atmospheres Deep is an urgent response to the climate crisis: these artworks constitute a cultural and scientific reawakening necessary to address environmental rehabilitation after micro- and macro-ecosystem collapses. Advocating for the symbiotic relationship of healthy waterways, this exhibition aims to rekindle the relationship of people and cultures to the oceanic and atmospheric interface of land and sea.

SUPERCOLLIDER creates immersive science + art experiences—including (inter)nationally curated satellites for pop-ups, festivals, and research institutes—that vividly reclaim our future and explore our present. Their mission is to drive persistent conversation about the future of our home planet.  

This exhibition is guest curated by Richelle Gribble and Emma Akmakdijan.





Banner Images:

Stephen Ehret, Waves of Green, polymer glazes over graphite rendering, 2016, 30 x 48 x 1.5 in.

Elena Soterakis, Co Genesis: New Sea Morphologies, oil on panel, 2021, 9 panels, 16 x 16 x 1.5 in.

Related Programming
Wednesday, June 23, 6 to 7 PM: artist and curator panel discussion via Zoom webinar. To RSVP for the event and receive the webinar link, please complete the RSVP form below.

Atmospheres Deep is presented thanks to these generous sponsors:

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