For eight months artist Jos Sances was able to focus joyfully and manically on this very large scratchboard drawing that was inspired by Moby Dick and the history of whaling in America. The whale’s skin is embedded with a history of capitalism in America—images of human and environmental exploitation and destruction since 1850. The whale is a metaphor for survival, immortality and a reason for optimism.
Our current slate of exhibitions – Jos Sances’s Or, The Whale; Jeff Weinberg’s Table Pieces; … [more]
Berkeley artist's monumental work Or, the Whale reflects a lifetime and beyond By Janis Hashe, East Bay Express
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