Collectively curated by those presenting,
Geodesic Art Dome, CSUB, Bakersfield, CA
Featuring artworks from Lizett Sandoval, Sarah O’Leary, Rica Kagawa, Raya Gutierrez, and Leilani Garcia.
These five collaborated in creating the Midnight Zone and gifted the experience onto those who attended. Each submitted pieces that best reflected their own inspiration on the topic. This experience was a blend of galaxy meets oceanic scenery in the geometric art dome on CSUB campus. Bringing the creatures from the oceanic layer, the Midnight zone, into the light and seeing the alien like qualities we were inspired to have a blend of space and ocean.
Photos provided by those participating with a
big shout out to Leilani Garcia and Steph Arellano.
Steph Arellano can be found on Instagram as boxxystudios.
Midnight Zone, Night
Midnight Zone, Day
Lizett Sandoval’s Midnight Zone Submissions
Lizett Sandoval (She/Her) can be found on Instagram at liz.sanderz and she submitted Firefly Squid, Sea Of Delusion, and Belly Of A Cookie Cutter Shark.
Raya Gutierrez’s Midnight Zone Submissions
Raya Gutierrez (She/Her) can be found on Instagram at artistpuella and she submitted Hysteria and Untitled sculpture.
Rica Kagawa’s Midnight Zone Submissions
Rica Kagawa (They/Them) can be found on Instagram at smartest_idiot and they submitted Head Space, an interactive sculpture experience.
Leilani Garcia’s Midnight Zone Submissions
Leilani Garcia (Any Pronouns) can be found on Instagram at CornbreadPotato and they submitted
Cosmic Thermal Vents with Eels 1, 2, and 3
Sarah O’Leary’s Midnight Zone Submissions
Sarah O’Leary (She/Her) can be found on Instagram at Sarahsrealm
Amethyst Plains 1 & 2 (2022).
24″ x 12″ x 3″ Each
Acrylic, Modeling Clay, and Salt on Canvas.
Amethyst Plains 1 & 2 shows a balance of what ocean life in space could be like. There is nothing stopping the thoughts of what may exist in the universe and the unknown of what is below our oceans could be the same for space.
Selena’s Dusk (2023).
24″ x 18″
Watercolor, India Ink, and Salt on Bristol Board.
Selena’s Dusk is the abstract representation of the unknown throughout the night sky and universe. Sarah took the night sky, the moon, and NASA’s gallery, as big influencers for this piece. The cool tones with black imbuing the surface, specs of starlight with the removed ink where the salt kissed the page bring the viewers into a dark portal of space. Midnight Zone brought the galaxy and ocean together, Selena’s Dusk may have more to explore than it’s letting on at first glance.
The piece is named Selena’s Dusk after Selena meaning “the moon” with Greek origin. The name is based off the name Selene in Greek and Roman myths and religion is the personification of the moon as a goddess.
This has a sister piece called Aiden’s Dawn that is opposite in color pallet and tones.
Hidden Octopus (2023).
24″ x 18″
UV Paint and Graphite on Watercolor Paper.
Hidden Octopus is an octopus in graphite with no color until hit with a UV Light to show the different depth given to the space.
18″ x 24″
UV Paint on Watercolor Paper.
Trap refers to the way an angler fish hunts. Without UV light this piece doesn’t have much but a texture on it.