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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.

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For Further Information
Curator: John Lindsey
info@thegreathighway.com
(415) 681-3380

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Scallywags Art Opening in San Francisco's Outer Sunset

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Scallywags

3649 Lawton @ 43rd Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 681-3380
info@thegreathighway.com
www.thegreathighway.com

Please join us on Saturday, February 22nd from 6pm to 10pm for the opening reception and to meet the artists.

The Great Highway Gallery is pleased to present Scallywags – mischievously amusing works of art by David Gardner, Jonathan Steinberg, Alexander Schaffer Czech, Boogie Bill Strasser & John Lindsey. Scamps and rascals welcome.

A group of harmless seafarers that have explored every way possible to ride and slide on Mother nature’s gift to reduction in GDP – oceanic waves. Some might call them dick draggers, eski lid riders, teabags, half men, and sponges, but they do not adhere to such societal monikers nor do they limit their approach to the opportunities that the sea provides them as well.

Their art exemplifies a diversity of knowledge, style and ability both in and out of the water. They apply their passion for fun and individuality to their creative endeavors as well as to their surfing. In an era where surfing is taken too seriously, their works embrace the thought that oceanic fun can be had in many ways, and pushes back against the idea that everyone is trying to tow into 100’ waves or surf for the sake of sponsorship. It hearkens back to a time when surfers were the outcasts of society, near do wells, lazies and louts … a time when riding waves was shared by the impassioned for the sake of riding waves.

About the Artists

David Gardner

David Gardner’s found objects turn into simple stories for a complex world when he applies his iconic figures. Cast away the distractions and think about the forces and magic that lurks below the surface. David is a veteran of numerous gallery shows and Santa Cruz public art installations.

Jonathan Steinberg

Jonathan Steinberg is an old codger, barrel dodger and small wave hellman.
He recently had his mid-career retrospective at Johnny’s Barbershop in Santa Cruz, California. This installation’s format draws it’s inspiration from the homes of enthusiastic Jewish grandmothers.

Alexander Schaffer Czech

Alexander is a Bay Area artist who calls Santa Cruz, California home. He teaches drawing, painting, sculpture, and graphic design at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, California where he has the opportunity to share his love for the arts with today’s youth. When not working at the “kid factory”, he is either spending time with his wife (who has a son and daughter in the oven), fishing, riding waves, making art, or pulling weeds in his yard.

Boogie Bill Strasser

Bill works pictorially to create a wide range of objects and jewelry combining both precious and non precious metals. These layered pieces utilize such elements as oceanic images, Mexican Dia De Los Muertos ceremonies and the vigorous style Picasso cultivated after his trip to Africa. His work often features contrasting symbols and striking primitive faces.

John Lindsey

John originally came to San Francisco to go to cooking school. He know likes to feed peoples eyes and memories with his images. A digital artist, he draws upon a vast pantry of images and ideas to create work that is familiar but still questioned but always tastes good.

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.

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For Further Information
Curator: John Lindsey
info@thegreathighway.com
(415) 681-3380

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For Immediate Release

WEST SAN FRANCISCO
A Photographic Exploration Of The City’s Most Western Edge by Daniel McElmury

The Great Highway Gallery
3649 Lawton @ 43rd Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 681-3380
info@thegreathighway.com
www.thegreathighway.com

November 15th 2013 – December 15th 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, November 15th from 7pm to 11pm

The Great Highway Gallery is pleased to present West San Francisco, an exhibition by Daniel McElmury. Please join us on Friday, November 15th, from 7p.m to 11 p.m., for the opening reception and meet with the artist.

Artist Statement
Camouflaged by foggy skies, sandy winds and frigid waters, the Outer Sunset District of San Francisco has shown tremendous patience fo my art and me. My 15-year love/hate relationship with photography has kept me cross-eyed to the clandestine beauty that is my own backyard. Now, as the dust in my life settles, I’m thrilled and a bit peeved to realize that what drives my passion for photography has been in front of me all of this time. The still calm within my images is the subtle reflection of a beach dwellers state of mind and evidence of life out here on the edge of the earth. I capture the essence of West San Francisco to remind locals what they already have and show outsiders what they are missing.

About the Artist
Daniel graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2004. He lives in the Outer Sunset and has devoted himself to the art of photography. He experiments with various film and digital cameras to feed his appetite for creativity and inspiration. Pairing with the Great Highway Gallery has been a key factor in his motivation to create a body of work essential to the history of the Western Neighborhoods of San Francisco.

About the Gallery
The Great Highway is a gallery and working studio, located in the Outer Sunset, featuring contemporary and traditional local works by photographers, painters and sculptors who are passionate about all things west & water. The Great Highway also offers fine art printmaking and photography classes.

For Further Information
Curator: John Lindsey
info@thegreathighway.com
(415) 681-3380

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