• 'GYRE, The Plastic Ocean' completes its journey in San Jose, CaliforniaPosted on January 18, 2016

    'GYRE, The Plastic Ocean' completes its journey in San Jose, California

    “GYRE: The Plastic Ocean,” just finished showing in its last venue, the Natalie & James Thompson Gallery at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. This exhibit spotlighted an international group of artists focused on trash in the oceans. What’s happening in the Gyre is too far off shore for people to understand the destruction. Even seeing the spinoff masses of trash along beaches doesn’t give us the scope of the problem.

    But like plastic floating along the currents, information follows currents too. “GYRE: The Plastic Ocean,” first opened at the Anchorage Museum in in Alaska, then with the aid of the Smithsonian, “GYRE” moved to the David J. Spencer CDC Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. After several months it traveled to the USC Fisher Museum in Los Angeles and finally to the gallery at San Jose University. 
    But this won't be the end. Concerns over water continue to rise in importance. More to follow!