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Hugen/Starkweather, Lagoon (from Shifting Shoreline) (Detail), Ink, pencil and acrylic on paper, 20 x 30 inches, Courtesy of the artists.

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Hughen / Starkweather: Where Water Meets Land

September 23 - November 12, 2017

Curated by Jennifer Gately

San Francisco collaborative team Hughen/Starkweather’s Shifting Shorelines project investigates sites where land meets water, and the complex historical, environmental, and political factors that shape them. Through scientifoc data, current
 and historic maps and photographs, and interviewing local residents including cartographers, fishermen, farmers, poets, marine biologists, educators, environmentalists, historians, geologists and storytellers, they gather diverse information about special locations. Fueled by their research, they then translate the information into abstract drawings and paintings that reinterpret the complex narratives of a landscape, creating new and unexpected forms through which to consider a place, its history, and its possible futures. Hughen/Starkweather’s latest series focuses primarily on coastal Marin and the shorelines of Bolinas Lagoon, Bolinas Bay, Tomales Bay, Drakes Bay and more.