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.
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.
From captivating abstracts to quirky soft sculptures and unreal photography, BOW has something for the art lover in your life. Come check us out before January 15, 2018!
Isis Hockenos, MIdway Gallery resident artist and curator of RHIZOSPHERE, discusses the upcoming exhibition which spotlights the creative legacy, both past and future, of West Marin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Printmaker James Tucker, and modern dancer, Alexa Eisner, come together for a performance that will activate The Midway Gallery during our artist tours & happy hour on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. The performance intends to spotlight the course of creation in the same way as James’ “process landscapes” exhibited in Terrain: Navigating Landscapes.
“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.