THINGS TO COME: NIGHT FISHING

In true Midway fashion, NIGHT FISHING will be an interdisciplinary event engaging multiple senses. Dine within the vivid dreamscapes and alongside the colorful characters painted by artist-in-resident, Isis Hockenos. Delight in food inspired by Isis’ upbringing in West Marin and prepared by The Midway Culinary team at Madame Zola’s. Be privy to happenings bringing to life reoccurring themes in Isis’ paintings while sipping a glass of wine in the company of good people.

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FEATURED ARTIST: MERYL PATAKY

Neon light artist and curator, Meryl Pataky, discusses the neon industry, misconceptions of the medium, and what motivated her to curate the women-in-neon show SHE BENDS, hailed as “revolutionary” by JUXTAPOZ. 

 
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Featured Artist: James Shefik

Self-described as a “sensitive, curious, pessimist” multimedia artist, James Shefik, constructs installations with the intent to confront viewers with harsh realities culled from contemporary society. 

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Things to Come: Luminary

Luminary, a one-night event spotlighting the innovative unification of art, performance, music and technology, will occur on March 18th from 7pm to 2am at The Midway. In this post Future Fires’ founder, Clark Suprynowicz, and The Midway Gallery’s art director and curator, Kelsey Marie Issel, discuss the vision behind Luminary.

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Featured Artist: Christine Aria

Watercolorist Christine Aria creates delicate figurative compositions that seem to rest right on the surface of the paper. Originally an oil painter, this artist picked up watercolor as a temporary fix to compensate for time and ease of shipping while completing an out-of-state residency. Years later, Christine continues to create ethereal watercolor compositions while searching for ways to push the boundaries of her medium.

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Featured Artist: Isis Hockenos

Isis Hockenos creates vividly colored, abstract figure paintings. Her stunning compositions spotlight moments of everyday life and elevate them to marvelous occasions. The subject of her art pieces emerge from subconscious reactions to events in her personal life. These introspective visual dialogues then manifest beyond her and culminate in powerful reflections on societal expectations.

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Tour to Terrain • Episode 4

“Tour to Terrain” winds down with our final blog post on Elisa’s “vanventure” across several states. 

As part of the Midway Gallery’s exhibition, Terrain: navigating landscapes, Elisa will be showing the three paintings she made on the road, accompanied by her sketchbooks and sound recordings as an audio-visual installation.

“I imagine people putting on these headphone and only hearing these clips while looking through the book to will help them understand what I was experiencing while making the work they are seeing,” Elisa writes.

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