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June 20th, 2015

New Exhibitions / Opening Reception 3 - 5 PM

2 PM Previews with the artists & curators / Free & open to the public

Main Gallery

Larry Sultan: The Sailor Who Fell From Grace

Photographer Larry Sultan (1946- 2009) is internationally recognized for psychologically charged images presented in an intimate documentary style. Though he moved to the Bay Area in 1971, Sultan’s work remained deeply inspired by his suburban upbringing in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley. Sultan constantly pushed the boundaries of his documentary style, often incorporating ephemera, archival, and found imagery in his work. Complete with a rare self-portrait of the artist as ‘the sailor,’ this seldom-seen series is an example of Sultan’s playful sense of humor and interest in constructed narratives that blur boundaries between reality and fiction.

Larry Sultan’s work is included in the collections of major museums around the country including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, SFMoMA, and LACMA. He served as Professor of Photography for 20 years, first at the San Francisco Art Institute and then at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He and his family often summered in Bolinas. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946, he passed away at his home in Greenbrae, California in 2009.

 

Coastal Marin Artists Gallery

Rick Yoshimoto: Songs from the Wood

Curated by Charles DeLisle

Sculptor and ceramist Rick Yoshimoto has lived and worked in Inverness since 1977. After moving to California from his native Hawaii, Rick found the surroundings of West Marin ideal for exploring organic methods of craft, furniture, and art making inspired by local materials. His early experience as both teacher and studio potter built a foundation for his process of connecting the useful and the graphic with the spirit of the Northern California landscape. Quiet forms and volumes, plates of hand-foraged clays, stools carved out of ancient redwood stumps and burls, found stones shaped into tools, and rubbings on paper are all woven together with a personal graphic sensibility and spiritual language, invoking the dense, fern-speckled, foggy woods that inspired them.

 

Photography Gallery

SELF MADE

Curated by Jessica Ingram

SELF MADE features artists who were somehow influenced by Larry Sultan, his teachings, and his work. Many were friends. Each creates handmade or ephemeral objects as part of their practice that operate on an intimate scale, and the process of making is often evident in the final form. For the receiver or viewer, the experience of the encounter with the piece is intimate and tangible. Some are one-offs and quickly made, and for others greater circulation is possible through their scale and form. Ultimately, these are generative outlets for the artists---creative acts exploring forms that reflect an informality or looseness---and the pleasure and fun in the making. Artists include: Tammy Rae Carland, Liz Cohen, Dru Donovan, Jim Goldberg, Doug Hall, Greg Halpern, Mike Light, Abner Nolan, Nigel Poor, Larry Sultan & Mike Mandel and Lindsey White.

 

History Room

Getting here from there

June 20, 2014 - January 3, 2015

Curated by Elia Haworth & Dewey Livingston

Getting to Bolinas from anywhere has always been a challenge. In 1910, one young man described traveling from Oakland to Bolinas via two ferry rides, an electric train, a gravity train, a horse drawn stage, and a boat across Bolinas Lagoon, before walking to his final destination. From the first Coast Miwok Indian trails through bear country to modern missing road signs and GPS, this exhibition traces the fascinating history of travelling to this unique community.