Art Gallery Brings "Explosive" New Exhibit

"The Tyranny of Objects: Recent Work by Stephen Whisler" runs until Oct. 14.
September 10, 2018
Art by Stephen Whisler

Art by Stephen Whisler

The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University is hosting "The Tyranny of Objects: Recent Work by Stephen Whisler" Sept. 6, through Oct. 14, with a free artist walkthrough on Sunday, Sept. 23, 3-4 p.m.

Whisler, a Napa-based multi-disciplinary artist investigates through his exhibition issues related to surveillance, military weaponry, and the frightening power of nuclear bombs. The art gallery exhibition features a life-size sculpture of Fat Man—the atomic bomb detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945—suspended from the Gallery’s ceiling, along with numerous woodblock prints and pastel drawings of military drones and rockets.

The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue. This exhibit comes before the University Art Gallery celebrates it's 40th anniversary in November.

The University Art Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and weekends, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus. For more information, call (707) 664-2295.