For centuries, young dreamers have been lured westward, abandoning their cozy colonial homes to seek fortune and adventure on the shores of the Pacific. They imagine the west as a land of inexhaustible abundance and wide-open possibilities, a reservoir for the desires that elsewhere seem ridiculous. Despite indignant natives, arid soil, and high rents, these pioneers have held fast to their vision, eventually building the west into the economic and entertainment powerhouse it is today -- where dreams now come conveniently packaged and priced. If the roundup of work in "Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art" at CCA's Wattis Institute is any indication, though, today's youth... More >>>