Inaugural Event at The Great Highway Gallery: RNOP SF

August 30th – September 29th

Thursday, August 30th,  6pm to 10pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, September 8,  7pm

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Pictured Mel Prest, David Rhodes, Nancy White


The Great Highway is excited for our next group exhibition of abstract painters that share reductive art practices.

The RNOP San Francisco event co-curated by San Francisco artist Jessica Snow and Dr Billy Gruner from West PI in Australia marks the entry point of a reknowned Australian/European program now joining with American artists. RNOP, or the Reductive Non Objective Project began one year ago, is now sponsoring its 10th international show. This event is an unmediated cultural engagement between select Bay Area, New York, Australia, and European artists. The stylistic language presented within specific locales is of tremendous interest to an international community of like-minded artists, collectors, curators, and all those who love abstract painting. RNOP brings artists together in various locations, connecting local coteries of contemporary reductive artists to an international circle. All the RNOP exhibitions are participating events in next year’s International Biennale of Non Objective Art in Grenoble, France.


Local artists Connie Goldman, Steuart Pittman, Mel Prest, Jessica Snow and Nancy White are participating in RNOP SF, as well as East Coast artists David Rhodes, Suzan Shutan, Cary Smith and Li Trincere.  From Australia, Billy Gruner, Sarah Keighery and Kyle Jenkins, and from the Netherlands, Iemke van Dijk and Guido Winkler.  Held at The Great Highway Gallery in San Francisco, the RNOP program looks at how and why artists connect through social media and exhibitions, engaging in a lively dialogue about art, and specifically creating a discourse around reductive non-objective painting. After San Francisco, a second event will be held in Cincinnati.


Connie Goldman
@conniegoldman websiteBilly Gruner
@billygruner website

Kyle Jenkins

Sarah Keighery

Steuart Pittman

Mel Prest
@mel_prest_k  website

David Rhodes
@davidrhodesstudio website

Suzan Shutan
@sshutan  websiteCary Smith
@carysmithart website

Jessica Snow
@jessnow01 website

Li Trincere
@litrincere website

lemke van Dijk
@iemkevandijk website

Nancy White
@nancywhite1024  website

Guido Winkler
@guidowinkler website

The Great Highway Gallery
3649 Lawton St.
San Francisco, CA 94122

phone: (415) 680-3891
email: info@thegreathighway.com

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PapelementalSFDave Gardner & Tessa Hope Hasty

August 1th – August 25th

Reception Saturday, August 4th 6-10pm

The Great Highway Gallery is excited to present Sunset Elementals, window installation and mixed media collage works by Dave Gardner and Tessa Hope Hasty.

Sunset Elements: to express essential characteristics of life and place. Distillations of both the universal and particular. Hand drawn, hand painted, and silkscreened. Cut up and put together.

Two artists from Santa Cruz blending designs, sharing views and interpretations of our surroundings from on site seeing, sketching, and scribbling while traveling through and being in the City and along the coast. Recognizing and acknowledging wild natural elements which surround and flow through the urban environment, what we consider real worlds amidst the human built world.

Two heads and two hearts, two sets of eyes and ideas expand the visions and possibilities. The whole feels greater than the sum of the parts. The urban world has its own magic. Especially San Fransisco! This City, surrounded by water from the bay through the Gate to the deep sea. The hills and vistas and parks and trees and neighborhoods and gardens and rich human culture and history. The dynamic weather and micro climates. Magic! Even more so when we see and feel the elements within and all around us which sustain this City and all life. Sun, soil, water, air, atmospherics, color, texture, beauty, always in endless transformation.

About the Artists

Tessa Hope Hasty Ocean and mountain woman, named at Hetch Hetchy, source of San Fransisco’s drinking water. Painter, wood worker, screen printer. Co-founder of and designer at Feral Lux, a way of life gone apparel enterprise. Feral Lux celebrates the spectrum of potential riches in any given moment. Tessa creatively flies under the radar in Bonny Doon, California.

Dave Gardner Artist, writer, surf fiend, skateboarder, crude musician. Inspired early by immersion in sea, sand, and sky, as well as soil and concrete. On a mission to translate much wild life into human language on scales sliding from post cards to the sides of buildings. Author and illustrator of The Adventures of the Salty Little Sliders. As interested in growing and eating food as anything else.


Artist Links

instagram @cavemanartsandcrafts

instagram @tessahopehasty

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Leo Bersamina

June 28th – July 28th
Reception Thursday, July 19th 6-8p

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instagram  @leob50
The Great Highway Gallery is happy to present Zoloft in the Fog, installation, paintings, ceramics and print editions by Leo Bersamina.
About the Artist
Leo Bersamina was born in San Francisco, California and grew up surfing and fishing on the coast, just south of the city. Early on, Bersamina began studying art and design in Santa Cruz, California. Later he attended San Francisco State University to finish his BA with an emphasis in Studio Art. He received an MFA in Painting at Yale School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut.
Upon graduation from Yale, Bersamina lived in New York City until he returned to California to teach Studio Art at UC Berkeley. Along with his studio practice, Bersamina has also taught Studio Art at Yale, Stanford, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa Junior College, and Diablo Valley College (where he currently is a tenured instructor). Bersamina continues to exhibit nationally and internationally, and currently resides just north of San Francisco. Leo is showing courtesy of Anglim Gilbert Gallery.
Artist Statement
For this show I have collaborated with ceramicist Karl McDade to create sculptural ceramic works that are made to feel good in your hands, invite you to touch and hold, and to use in your life. The work is supposed to put a smile on your face and to show the process of its creation. It is work that samples the Northern California landscape and lifestyle, while having roots in modernist forms and pattern.
Possible Side Effects
Happiness, smiling, mindfulness, kindess, civility, good nights sleep, thoughts of helping others, overall relaxed mood or a decrease in reading news.
About the Gallery
The Great Highway is a fine art gallery located in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset district. The gallery was founded by John Lindsey, a long time resident of the city with a deep appreciation for images and ideas that explore the intersection of land and water in contemporary work. The Great Highway Gallery’s mission is to seek, analyze, support, and promote the work of a diverse group of artists who seek sincere authenticity, challenge conventional thinking, amuse us, and push the boundaries of today’s creative media. To learn more about the gallery, visit www.thegreathighway.com.
The Great Highway 3649 Lawton St
San Francisco, CA 94122
Press ContactJohn Lindsey 
+1(415) 680-3891
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