Meet the Artist: Alison Beste, Oil Tanker Sunsets
April 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
April 2018: Alison Beste will speak about her series titled Oil Tanker Sunsets. In this body of work, oil barges at sea are presented as both stereotypical sunset postcards and abstract explosions
of light disrupting the ocean horizon. The images call into question the viewer’s expectation of what constitutes a sunset and paradoxically reveal oil ships delivering the energy sources needed to sustain life on an island.
Alison Beste is an artist and educator based in Honolulu, HI. She teaches photography at Mid-Pacific Institute and Pacific Media Arts at Chaminade University. During the summer, Alison teaches for National Geographic Student Expeditions and has co-led photography expeditions in London (2015) and Australia (2016, 2017). She has an ongoing interest in exploring the boundaries between the built and natural world within the landscape of Hawai‘i.