AZUSA, CA -Azusa Pacific University’s Department of Art and Design presents a solo exhibition by international artist Devon Tsuno, titled High Water. The show runs Sept. 30–Oct. 17, 2013, and includes an artist lecture on Oct. 1, from 5–6 p.m. with a public reception from 6–9 p.m. The installation is located on West Campus in the Duke Art Gallery, at 701 East Foothill Blvd., in Azusa.

In this body of work, Tsuno captures images of the San Gabriel River drainage system using risograph and screen-printing processes. Tsuno explored the subject for over a decade, documenting the disjunctive economic and topographic relationship between streams and rock quarries. He discovered that the product of this disjunctive relationship is an area of “hard-rock” quarry mining water flowing through a “managed” natural landscape.

This educational exhibition, High Water, inaugurates the first in a series of new art workshops sponsored by the Windgate Foundation and the Department of Art and Design. The series brings renowned artists to campus for workshops, lectures, and public exhibits. Tsuno’s work with APU art students included the opportunity to use a large-scale format 60” × 84” screen print on handmade Japanese Koshi Mashi Washi paper.

Tsuno’s notable U.S. exhibitions include PØST, the Hammer Museum Venice Beach Biennial, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Torrance Art Museum, Sam Lee Gallery, Carl Berg Gallery, Raid Projects, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, and Summercamp’s ProjectProject. Tsuno’s art garners international interest with exhibits in the Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, and New Zealand. Tsuno collaborated with Sony and Finishing School, and also worked as the artist in residence at Chloë Flores Facebook and Stichting Kaus Australis in Rotterdamn in 2013. Additionally, Tsuno taught at many California universities and art education programs, including: California State University at Long Beach, the University of La Verne, and Idyllwild Arts. Tsuno founded and directs Concrete Walls, an artist run curatorial project that focuses on building community through facilitating collaborations, educational projects, and group exhibitions throughout Southern California.

For more information, contact Stephen Childs, exhibitions director, at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5165, or, or visit

Rachel White
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