Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Miya Ando: Waiting for the Moon
    MIYA ANDO, "Engessō Cygnus (Moon Ensō) The Swan Above The Yard Bolinas, CA November 25 2019 8:32 PM," 2022, Pure Silver, Natural Indigo Dye, Washi Paper, 47 x 47 inches, courtesy of the artist.
    Main Gallery

    Miya Ando: Waiting for the Moon

    February 4 - April 2, 2023

    Miya Ando’s artworks are a visual meditation on the cycles of nature and the passage of time; concept, image, and material are inextricably linked. The layered, refractive surfaces of Ando’s sculptures and paintings on metal or wood are a physical articulation of contemplation of the impermanent, temporal nature of their subjects, including seasons, tides, skyscapes, and elements rendered in ink, pigment, micronized silver, gold, mica, or resin. Her frequent choice of multilingual titles for her artworks—a Japanese word and its approximate English translation—reveals the variations in thought and perception between the two cultures that inform her identity and experience; the Japanese literary words naming and describing the varied qualities of the natural world express a philosophy of existence not often ... Learn More

  • Oona Ratcliffe: Life Lines
    OONA RATCLIFFE, "drawing 368 G ," 2022, ink on paper, 11 x 14 inches, courtesy of the artist. Photo credit Kyoko Hamada.
    Coastal Marin Artists Gallery

    Oona Ratcliffe: Life Lines

    February 4 - April 2, 2023

    Oona Ratcliffe is an artist born and raised in Bolinas and now residing in New York. This exhibition of botanical line drawings is from a body of recent works on paper, all made while Ratcliffe was living in Bolinas during the past few years. The drawings have functioned as a deep revisiting of the genesis and inspiration for the large-scale abstractions the artist has made over the last two decades. Direct observations of plants gathered mainly from her mother’s garden in Bolinas and the gardens of other close friends, as well as a generous collaboration with Mary Nesbit’s California Orchids; these drawings primarily reflect Ratcliffe’s relationship with line, shape, and form, and her curiosity about the spaces between abstraction and ... Learn More

  • Lewis Watts: Comfortable in Their Own Skin
    LEWIS WATTS, "Asya Abdrahman, Artist, Oakland," 2020, Archival Pigment Print, 17 x 22 inches, courtesy of the artist.
    Photography Gallery

    Lewis Watts: Comfortable in Their Own Skin

    February 4 - April 2, 2023

    Lewis Watts is an internationally exhibited documentary photographer, archivist, curator, and Professor Emeritus of Art at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley. He focuses much of his art and research on the cultural landscape of the African Diaspora of the Bay Area and the nation. In this exhibition, Watts catches the spirit and individuality of his subjects in photographs taken over five years in many regions of the United States and around the world. Watts has co-authored books, including Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era, (Heyday Books, 2020). A former Bolinas resident, he is affiliated with the Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco. His photographs are in many collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ... Learn More