What is Shakespeare in a time of climate change?

August 16th – September 7th, 2019
Reception Saturday, August 17th 6-9 pm

The Great Highway Gallery is excited to present “What is Shakespeare in a time of climate change?”. Installation and photography by Marfeco and Josh Edwards.

Artist Statement
What is shakespeare in a time of climate change is a question posed by Mary Ellen Hannibal (The Spine of the Continent, Citizen Scientist). It refers not to William Shakespeare, the writer, but all human artistic production and asks the question ‘who are we?’ The human species has always altered its environment. We’ve got trash bins. Will we now clean up our emissions? I’m exploring a solution that removes CO2 from the air as a real project and as an idea.

About the Artists
Marfeco is the art practice of Mary Fernando Conrad b. 1961
As important as my global perspective, as gained by living abroad as a child and as an adult, is my perspective as a parent and a mother. My mother was a school teacher and my father was a civil engineer enamored of math and science. As an attempt to appease both the science I was reared with, and the art which is my earliest memory, I went to architecture school (GSAPP, Columbia University 1990). Previous solo shows include Immaterial (Ictus Gallery 2011), Lapidary Terrarium (Michael Rosenthal Gallery 2009) and Sell Your Stories Here (509 Ellis, 2007). I live and work in San Francisco.

Josh Edwards grew up surfing and skateboarding in San Clemente, CA, before moving to San Francisco in 2016 to focus on his artistic development. Since then, he has studied under the guidance of his instructors at CCSF and friends, but has no degree or “formal” training. As a result, his work stems from the tension of surviving in an increasingly institutionalized world and an highlights his admiration of the working class. Josh has shown work around the city, most recently in 10 x 10 at RVCA (2019).

Baralaye / Rosch: In Time

June 28th – July 28th 2019
Reception Saturday, June 29th 6-9 pm

The Great Highway Gallery is excited to present Baralaye / Rosch: In Time. Window Installation, sculpture and paintings by Ebitenyefa Baralaye and Brion Nuda Rosch.

inner~outer NATURE

Marie Van Elder

March 28th – March 28th
Reception Saturday, March 30th 6-9 pm

 

The Great Highway Gallery is excited to present inner~outer NATURE, site specific installation, and paintings by Marie Van Elder.

Artist StatementEncountering stumps in the woods is like running into an old forgotten friend..or a new one! She has always been there, with only the “essential”, the base left, resiliently, insignificantly waiting with her roots in the ground, still nurturing new life and regrowth ( fairy ring). To me their form is evocative of the human body and individual experience, showing her past trauma and struggles and long life experience. Her vessel shape with hollow inside has been collecting memories and “inner life” and gives her a sense of ancient wisdom. It is a very spiritual experience…

About The Artist
Van Elder was born in Brussels, Belgium. She graduated from Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and received her MFA in Painting in 2003 from California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Van Elder’s work has been exhibited in California (San Jose ICA, SF MOMA Artists Gallery, Oakland Art Gallery, Berkeley Art Center, Marin MOCA, Headlands CFA, etc…), New York, Utah, and Tokyo. She was recently included in the national exhibition RTBF/Canvas, La Collection at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and featured in New American Paintings and Studio Visit magazine. She currently lives and works between Northern California and Brussels.

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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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