Rx Gallery, 2005
The Simnuke Art Exhibit was part of the Simnuke
Project, a Nuclear Simulation in the desert on the precise anniversary of "Trinity" --
the first atomic bomb detonation.
Over the last sixty years, people all over the world have struggled with the
looming threat of nuclear arms. For the artists exhibiting in the Simnuke Art
Exhibit, this struggle expresses itself through artwork that is both stunning
and a searing indictment of the nuclear arms race.
The art of the Simnuke Art Exhibit was as diverse as San Francisco itself. The
show, comprised 20 artists from the United States and Japan: 5 of them invited
and 15 of them selected from submitted artworks. The exhibit pieces ranged from
photography to kinetic sculpture, from humorous statements to deadly serious
exposes. In addition, there was an exhibit of government documents from the Prelinger
Library tracing the history of the atomic era in public policy.
Light, Bryan Cole and Jeff Young, Robert
Garnett, Aryana Farsai Roxborough, Elin
Izumi, , Yoshiko
Gallagher, Astrid Olafsen.