a slice of silence


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May 3rd – July 4th
Opening May 3rd 4pm-8pm

Please join us on Saturday, May 3rd from 4pm to 8pm for the opening reception and to meet the artist.

The Great Highway Gallery is excited to present “a slice of silence” – San Francisco native-born Nathan Wirth’s long exposure and infrared images of the seascapes and landscapes of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Nathan, a native San Franciscan for over 44 years, now living in Marin County, is a self taught photographer who uses a variety of techniques— including long exposure, infrared and intentional camera movement— to express his unending wonder of the fundamental fact of existence by attempting to focus on the silence that we can sometimes perceive in between the incessant waves of sound that often dominate our perceptions of the world. Nathan’s long exposure seascapes focus on the Pacific Ocean coastline, from as far south as Monterey County and as far north as the Oregon coast. His infrared work has primarily been captured in the dairy farms and rolling hills of Marin and Sonoma counties.

Nathan is the author of, a slice of silence conversations about photography, a blog that focuses on monochrome, long exposure photography but also covers different styles and techniques. His blog shares some of the amazing photography he encounters through interviews with and spotlights on both established and emerging photographers. Nathan Teaches English at City College of San Francisco.

About the Gallery
The Great Highway is a fine art gallery and working studio featuring contemporary works in all mediums. The gallery was founded by John Lindsey, a San Francisco resident with San Francisco Art Institute roots who carries a deep appreciation for images and ideas that explore where land meets water. The Gallery supports and promotes a diverse group of artists who seek sincere beauty, challenge conventional thinking and amuse us with conceptual ideas in their work. The studio works with these artists in developing, printing, and presenting their works. Located in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset district, The Great Highway gallery’s mission is to explore, search, seek, analyze, and collect the work of those artists who push the boundaries of today’s creative mediums while nurturing the ongoing conversations that exist in the micro-communities found in today’s complex
social make-up.


For Further Information
Curator: John Lindsey
(415) 681-3380