Timelapse: Doug Hall and the Western Landscape
The iconic and glorious Golden Gate Bridge, recognized around the world, is nearly synonymous with the Bay Area. Opening on July 18th, the San Jose Museum of Art invites visitors to experience the bridge in a completely new way through the art of Doug Hall. In Timelapse, the bridge is more than a landmark: it is an elegant engineering feat, a symbol of global maritime commerce, a portal to the Pacific Rim, and a tourist destination of the West.
Doug Hall’s work Chrysopylae (2012) was commissioned for our exhibition International Orange at Fort Point in San Francisco, which we organized in honor of the bridge’s 75th anniversary. Chrysopylae (2012) is a dual-screen, high-definition video portrait of the Golden Gate Bridge and the massive international container ships that pass under it on their way in and out of the San Francisco Bay.
On view along with the video installation will be Hall’s photographs of attractions in the American West, such as Yosemite and Mount Rushmore — preludes to his portrayal of the far-Western presence that is the Golden Gate Bridge.
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