June 1, 2015
The Midway Creative Complex may just be crazy enough to work. An exciting feature of the visual arts programming is a residency that will offer nine artists six months of free studio space including basic facilities, professional development opportunities, and an exhibition.
Jul 15, 2016 – Aug 27, 2016
Six artists from around the San Francisco Bay Area and NYC are installing new, large-scale work at Midway Gallery.
Dec 6, 2017
The Dogpatch venue with ever growing ambitions in the arts.
“The Midway, we hope, becomes a space where we get a band like the Flaming Lips in there and have their performance, but also have them curate a whole day,” Whitmore says.
Future Fires and The Midway join to create a first-of-its-kind Bay Area event on March 18, 2017, offering a unique and immersive experience. Visionary work of creators and musicians from around the world using emerging technology: drones, VR, projection mapping, and more.
The exhibition sees Hardy returning to his roots with a particularly strong Japanese aesthetic, where he revives elements from his 500 foot-long scroll painting of 2000 dragons. “The freedom, sweep, and spontaneity of that work radically changed my outlook and approach to art,” Hardy says. “I just let the ink “do the talking”, shattering shapes, fusing references of clouds, wind, stripes, and pure motion.”Whirlwind forms of dragons and other creatures like winged panthers and tigers are spontaneously integrated throughout. We find them in energetic drawings, abstract “Tiger Rug inspired” tapestries of their coat patterns, and in “tattooed” pieces of folded porcelain works made in collaboration with Hardy’s assistant and sculptor Trevor Ewald.