Hughen/Starkweather: Adapt, Retreat, Defend, Abandon

by Admin on 03/31/2015

09/09/2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Minnesota Street Project, Gallery 107, 1275 Minnesota St., San Francisco 94107
Hughen/Starkweather: Adapt, Retreat, Defend, Abandon

Opening reception: Saturday, September 9, 6–9 pm
Exhibition runs September 6–30, 2017
Gallery hours: Weds-Sat, 11 am–6 pm and by appointment
The exhibition is free and open to the public

Electric Works is pleased to present Hughen/Starkweather in a solo exhibition.

“Adapt, Retreat, Defend, Abandon” features recent works from Hughen/Starkweather’s ongoing project, Shifting Shorelines. In this project, the artists investigate areas where land meets water, and the complex human, environmental, and historical factors that shape these places. Similar to early cartographers dependent on inconsistent tools and word-of-mouth information, Hughen/Starkweather’s research involves a trail of data, images, maps, and oral histories. The resulting drawings and paintings reinterpret the complex narratives of landscape, creating new and unexpected forms through which to view a place, its history, and its possible futures.
Marking Electric Works’ return to gallery programming, we are excited to return to curating shows for the public.  Founded over 20 years ago, Electric Works spent its early years publishing artists’ projects from a wide range of California-based and international artists.  With the vicissitudes of San Francisco real estate weighing heavily on our broad shoulders, we were forced to close our public gallery in 2014.  We are so happy to return as we feel public exhibition is vital to artists, collectors, viewers and curators alike and couldn’t do it without a place like Minnesota Street Projects.