Erik ReeL - Arts and Culture Contributing Editor at Large
Tiger Huang, a long-time artist of considerable standing in the Ventura arts community presented a very special and significant installation piece at the Museum of Ventura County in conjunction with its “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” this last weekend [18-19 June]. It was a beautiful installation, including a well-done, mesmerizing sound-scape.
Trouble is, and this is just the beginning of the trouble, Tiger’s name and the piece itself are not mentioned anywhere in the Museum’s website or write-up of the exhibition. This is not to mention that though it was a major piece, and certainly time-consuming to produce and install, it was only up for 48 hours. The piece is one of the most significant installation pieces any artist has ever done in Ventura, yet, by the time Thursday rolls around, as far as the Museum goes, it might as well not have existed at all.