Since 1999, Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, as a collaborative team, have gathered plastic debris from Kehoe Beach, a remote stretch of the Point Reyes National Seashore, carrying the plastic away by the bagful. They combine their love of nature with their interest in science to produce an ongoing series of art works about the oceans and the environment. Their project, One Beach Plastic, has been included in some 40 exhibitions including shows at the SFMOMA Artist Windows, Thoreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco, the Cummings Gallery at Stanford University, the Bay Model in Sausalito, and the University of San Francisco.
Richard Lang is a poet, short story writer, painter, and printmaker. His memoirs and musings celebrate the modern human as a part of the natural world. He can sometimes be seen performing poetry as The Poetry Jukebox.
He is a recipient of the Marin Arts Council Individual Artist Grant in poetry which funded the production of his “Restaurant Stories.” Zyzzyva Magazine featured two of his stories in its Fall 2010 issue. http://www.zyzzyva.org/fall10.htm
Richard is President of Electric Works, a gallery, store and fine art printmaking and photo studio located in San Francisco’s SOMA district where he helps to realize the artistic and literary visions of such writer/ artists as David Mamet, William T. Wiley, Sandow Birk, Kay Ryan, and Enrique Chagoya.
Judith Selby Lang explores the global impact of detritus in her multimedia artworks and fashion statements. She is committed to the creation of new symbols and life-affirming images to help shape the dialogue about personal, social, and environmental issues.
Judith was the recipient of the Marin Arts Council New Work Fund for her project Recycle Ryoan-ji, an approximately half-sized re-creation (18'x48') of the Zen sand garden at Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto, that was presented at the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza during the Cherry Blossom Festival, 2007.
As the Communications Director for Electric Works in San Francisco she writes and disseminates information to the press and media to promote the gallery and fine arts press.