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RHIZOSPHERE * Celebrating West Marin's Artists & Creative Legacy from 1960 - today


Mar 24, 2017 to Apr 2, 2017
12:15 AM


Friday March 24th - Sunday April 2nd

The Midway Gallery

900 Marin St. San Francisco, CA 94124


WHEN:  The event will take place over 10 days (March 24-April 2, 2017), one week and 2 weekends, with a “West Marin Faire” taking place most likely the first weekend….TBA.  There will be a section of the gallery space dedicated just to Gallery Route One. The Faire will consist of West Marin music, food, vendors and sponsors.  All are inspired by our shared West Marin existence.

WHAT:  The show highlights the effects of a shared environment on this rural arts community and the vibrancy that exists alongside the hiking, vistas and gastronomy of the area.  Included will be photography, fiber art, painting, wood cut and sculpture. 


RHIZOSPHERE is curated by Isis Hokenos.  Currently a Young Artist Fellow at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station and an artist in residence at an art space in the Bayview/Dogpatch district of SF.  As part of her residency she is putting on this art faire / show. Hokenos states “Seeing the way that the artists in West Marin absorb the qualities of our shared environment; moisture, wind, a particular slant of light, the dusting of chipped paint on the seat of ones pants, and how from that we each produce work that results from but is not representational of the environment, has been hugely influential in the way that I have come to understand what it means to be an artist. My vision for this event is to celebrate West Marin artists of all generations. Part of my hope is that this event will bring more exposure to artists living and working in West Marin. I hope to remind West Marin enthusiasts that there is a vibrant community of working artists here that exist beyond the elk and oysters and vistas and hopefully this will increase support of the arts in the area and also bridge the generational gap among its artists. This is something that I have seen brought into focus through my current fellowship at Gallery Route One. In order for us to maintain a community of artists in an increasingly challenging economic climate we need to support one another and to learn from each other, both young and old.”


Curator Isis Hockenos (American, b. 1986) is a painter born and raised in West Marin. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, NY and studied printmaking at Fondazione Il Bisonte in Florence, Italy.  She has exhibited locally and internationally including at Vorres Gallery, Sandra Lee Gallery, and Sagan Piechota Architecture in San Francisco, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, and at Galleri Oxholm in Copenhagen, DK.


Gallery Route One Artists: Mimi Abers, Johanna Baruch, Marna G. Clarke, 
Mary Mountcastle Eubank,Tim Graveson, Isis Hockenos, Madeline Nieto Hope, Steven Hurwitz, Geraldine LiaBraaten, Afton Love, Linda MacDonald, Diana Marto, Zea Morvitz, Dorothy Nissen, Andrew Romanoff, Igor Sazevich, Will Thoms, and Vickisa.

Also included in this event is a unique survey of West Marin Artists: Alice Beall, Marilyn Beck, JB Blunk, Chuck Eckart,  Joe Fechter, Gene Fisher, Max Hurwitz, Grayson Kent, Gabriel Korty, Robert Hockenos, Clayton Lewis, Toni Littlejohn, Bruce Mitchell Emma Oppen,  Art Rogers, Xander Weaver Scull, Nancy Stein, Inez Storer, Sue Taylor, Sarah Wiener, Elan Whitney, and Ido Yoshimoto

WHERE:  The Midway Gallery is unique in that it resides within a large creative complex, home to music, performing arts, emerging technologies and the culinary arts - all with an aspect of education and public engagement. It features emerging to mid-career artists with the mission to exhibit their work to a fresh collector base in The Midway's dynamic community. The Midway is a sprawling 40,000 square-foot venue for the public to engage with a variety of exhibitions, workshops, performances and special events.
Equal parts creative laboratory and performance space, Home to performance venues, art galleries, an emerging technologies workshop, an exhibition kitchen and cafe, and a nine studio artist in residency program, The Midway is a new space for San Francisco's most celebrated creative outlets to collide. With some of the world’s best art, food, and entertainment at its doorstep, San Francisco is the prime locale for the rise of The Midway. For more information please visit The Midway's website.  http://www.themidwaygallery.com/




free for all


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900 Marin St.
San Francisco, , CA

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vickisa a feinberg

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