A four person show at the China Brotsky Gallery, The Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco. On display until January 23rd. Scroll down to my previous blog post for a map.
The work of these four artists looks at landscapes and environments undergoing transformation by various influences. Diana Hobson has recorded threatened geological features in her delicate sculptural installations. Bob Stang's paintings contemplate our perceptions of the natural world in an evolving virtual culture. Martin Webb's night- scapes show the otherworldly side of familiar environments after dark, and Sarah Winkler paints and collages images reflecting the degradation of ocean reefs.
For my work I was intrigued by the way familiar daytime environments are transformed at night and I started making nocturnal photography trips around by East Bay neighborhood. I’m interested in the way many of the manufactured functional components of our landscape become redundant at night, and how the world reverts to being the domain of nocturnal wildlife. The figures that do appear in these painted nightscapes, though innocuous by day, appear out of place, awkward, vulnerable, or threatening in the darkness. Glimpsing the world this way, where people are either absent or ill-adapted, hints at the fragility of our presence in it.
Sales from the show are made directly with the artists, so I've listed my pieces with prices below.