Tears Smack, Then Spread, on the Ocean. A solo show by Lena Gustafson

Opening reception Saturday June 30th from 3pm - 6pm. 

"Tears Smack, Then Spread, on the Ocean" is her first solo show at "Long Weekend Gallery." In this show, Gustafson uses runny ink drawings combined with photography to unveil the ways water shapes our mental and material landscapes. This series of 5 prints on silk is an elaboration on a series of cyanotype prints made in 2015 by Peter Calderwood and Lena Gustafson through Night Diver Press.

Lena Gustafson is interested in the body. She is interested not in what can be projected onto it, but instead what lies to be awoken within the body itself. Gustafson is interested in the idea of body memory and aims to visualize what this would look like if we could see it. Rather than the figure itself it is the stored information within the figure as well as its surroundings that interest Lena. 

Lena is a visual artist based in Oakland, CA. After graduating from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2011, she cofounded Night Diver Press with Peter Calderwood. TOgether they use silkscreen and other alternative printing techniques to create and publish multiples in the form of prints, books, zines, and monotypes. Lena's recent work are technically informed by her background in preparing images for screen-prints.