New Catalina Island Museum Exhibit Opening March 2020

New Catalina Island Museum Exhibit Opening March 2020

By OCinSite Staff

Conceived in mid-19th century Japan as a way to record impressive fishing catches, gyotaku prints are sublime tributes to the struggle, and the respect, between man and the denizens of the deep. As one of the last practicing artist of the traditional Japanese methods involving semi and washi (ink and paper), Dwight Hwang’s remarkable works reveal a tenderness and reverence for both the fish he is immortalizing and the legacy of the gyotaku craft. (

Accompanying image:  Soot and Water: Gyotaku Records of Catalina, The Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building, Artists’ Plaza Gallery |March 28, 2020 – November 1, 2020


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