Sea Sick In Paradise

Paradise FoundCameron Amelia (left) contemplates “Becoming Westerfly” by Malibu local Jamie Brisick. The photo depicts the transformation of one of Australia’s surfing champions, Peter Drouyn, known as Westerly Windina, from male to female. “Becoming Westerfly” and other pieces were on display at the opening reception for DEPART Foundation’s pop-up gallery on Saturday night.

A new pop-up gallery opened its doors to the Malibu community on Friday, July 7. DEPART Foundation’s “Sea Sick In Paradise” will occupy the former Banana Republic space in Malibu Village until the end of September, when grocer Dean & Deluca will arrive. 


An artists’ reception was held on Saturday evening in the gallery and the outdoor space adjacent to the gallery, where drinks were served while Bradford, Forbidden Trim Band and DJ Darren Rademaker performed live. 


Malibu locals, as well as people from all over the greater Los Angeles area, came out to join the party. Curated by Amy Yao, this group exhibition “whose work lies at the intersection of art and surfing,” includes 46 artists, with a wide range of mixed media artwork. 

There will be a series of surf-related public events that will be held over the summer as part of “Sea Sick In Paradise” parallel programs, including lectures, panel discussions and screenings. 

The exhibition is hosted by Malibu Village and Dean & Deluca and is open daily from 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. 


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