O. S. 1 – Emma Fineman

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Emma Fineman

April 28th – May 14th

Opening Reception April 30th 6-9pm

Artist Talk May 4th 6pm

Artists Statement
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, in a climate dense with fog, has influenced me to represent the ocean in a blurred and dreamlike way. The use of natural settings, organic shapes, and colors specific to this coastline are repeated elements in my work.

About Emma Fineman
Emma Fineman was born in 1991 in Berkeley, California. In 2013 she received her BFA with Magna Cum Laude Honors as a Painting Major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Upon receiving her BFA Fineman has already been included in various exhibitions including a solo show entitled Freak in the Gateway Gallery in Baltimore, MD. Fineman’s work has also been featured as the solo visual artist represented by White Space Gallery as a part of Art Palm Beach. Her work was featured in the Tophane Artwalk in the show Palimpsest in Istanbul, Turkey. She attended a residency workshop at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, CO where she was awarded the Presidential Fellowship for the program. Fineman attended the Vermont Studio Center Residency in Johnson, VT. Last year she has attended the Maumau Residency Program in Istanbul, Turkey, as well as Artigiana Residency in Sicily, Italy. She also attended the Arteles Residency in Hämeenkyrö, Finland and the Gulkistan Residency, Laugarvatn, Iceland this spring. Currently her work is featured in exhibitions both nationally and abroad. Her work is on display in the White Space Gallery as a part of the Mordes Collection in West Palm Beach, FL. She also has had work included in a group show entitled açık | open hosted by Maumau in Istanbul, Turkey.  Last year her work was included in a group show entitled Works from Villa Flavia in Milazzo, Sicily. Recently her works have been featured in a group show at Arteles in Hämeenkyrö, Finland as well as a group show entitled Gluggaveður in Laugarvatn, Iceland. Her works have been presented in Samgöngur (Transport) at The Sub Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Fineman’s works have also been selected by Max Presneill, Curator at the Torrance Art Museum, for this years 10th National Juried Exhibition at the Axis Gallery, in Sacramento, CA. Up coming exhibitions include a solo show entitled O.S. 1 at the Great Highway Gallery in San Francisco, CA this spring. Fineman will begin her studies in the Master in Arts Degree Course in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London, U.k in September.

Fineman has received numerous awards and scholarships including the Anderson Ranch Arts Center Presidential Fellowship (2013), Trustee Scholarship (2009-2013), MICA Presidential Scholarship (2009-2013), the MICA Foundation Scholarship (2009), and the MICA Recognition Award (2011). Fineman currently lives and works in Oakland, California.



Natural Obscurity



The Great Highway Gallery is pleased to announce Natural Obscurity photographic works by Gerald Hawk. On view from January 21st – Febuary 27th. The exhibition will feature abstract photography. The opening reception will be held on January 23rd from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Artist Statement
My work is about capturing the mystical significance of nature. Being in nature inspires me to capture the wonder I have always felt there. My photographs attempt to reproduce  this otherworldly experience. In this exhibition, I will be presenting abstract photographs that were shot with an iPhone. The iPhone, to me, is a toy camera – compact, unassuming, fun, and to some extent utilitarian. I have worked extensively with toy cameras, including the Diana and the Lomo. The iPhone has the same qualities as these novelty cameras, but allows me to be completely in the moment, allowing scenery to completely captivate me as it unfolds and evolves.

About the Artist
Gerald Hawk was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended the San Francisco Art Institute. His work includes photography, music, and film-making. His influences are Cy Twombly and Andrei Tarkovsky.
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We will all live under the sea

We Will All Live Under the Sea
a study of Jacques-Yves Cousteau

The Great Highway Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition We Will All Live Under the Sea a study of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. On view from November 4th – December 19th , the exhibition will feature painting, sculpture and photography from over 20 emerging and established artists. The opening reception will be held on November 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

We Will All Live Under The Sea is a study of the late Jacques-Yves Cousteau. It would be difficult to overstate the influence of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. His life and work set the tone for three generations of biologists, ecologists, divers, inventors, surfers and dreamers. Rather than pursuing wealth and comfort Cousteau pursued adventure and sanity. This show pays homage and shows gratitude to the noble captain. We truly stand on the shoulders of giants.

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Jason Arnold, @jason_c_arnold

David Kimball Anderson, website

Leo Bersamina, website

Jeremy Borgeson, @jeremyborgeson

Tiffany Morgan Campbell, @tiffany.m.campbell website

Thomas Campbell, @thomascampbellart @umyeaharts

Alex Schaffer Czech, @ascstudio website

Mark Cunningham, Profile

Steve Davis, website

Jeremy Harper, website

Tessa Hope Hasty, website

Dave Gardner

Chris Green

John Lindsey, @john_t_lindsey

Sonja Navin, website @sonja_navin

Aleks Petrovitch, @gnomiekids
Eric Rewitzer, website

Yasmina Dedijer Small, website

Johanna St. Clair, @little_sketchy
Boogie Bill Strasser
Jonathan Steinberg, @uncle_stein website
Marie Van Elder, website
Nathan Wirth, website


Exhibition event

On November 14th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Liz Cunningham will be at the gallery to discuss her recently released book. Ocean Country ,  with a foreword by Carl Safina, is an adventure story, a call to action, and a poetic meditation on the state of the seas. But most importantly, it is the story of finding true hope in the midst of one of the greatest crises to face humankind. To learn more about Liz Cunningham visit her web site at website. All proceeds of the sale of Ocean Country will benefit Sustainable Surf (website) whose mission is to be the catalyst that transforms surf culture into a powerful force for protecting the ocean.


The Great Highway is a fine art gallery and working studio featuring contemporary works in all mediums. The gallery has a deep appreciation for images and ideas that explore where lands meet water.

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