Upcoming Exhibitions

Our next round of submissions is currently OPEN. Check our Submissions page for more information.


R&D Projects: Christopher Nickel and Tanja Geis

07.28.17-08.20.17

Opening Reception: Friday July 28th, 5-8pm

R&D Projects is a program of research-intensive partnerships for artists 1-3 years out of a graduate program in fine arts, which culminates in a series of solo exhibitions at Embark Gallery. With this program, we are extending our support of emerging MFA artists to their postgraduate careers by offering graduated artists who have shown with Embark the opportunity to develop new scholarly and investigative projects in partnership with local nonprofits. 

Nickel has partnered with the Internet Archive, a nonprofit library that archives and offers access to collections that exist in digital formats, to investigate contemporary information and communications technologies. Nickel explores our investment in virtual technologies and their reflection in the physical world through photography, projection, and installation.

Geis has partnered with the Smithsonian's Environmental Research Center in Tiburon to conduct research in the Bay's ecology, invasion and predation, and urban ecological zones. Geis’ artistic practice involves painting, installation, video and participatory events which explore liminal and mongrel spaces as zones for perceptual transformation.

 

R&D Projects: Angela Willetts

08.25.17-09.17.17

Opening Reception: Friday August 25th, 5-8pm

R&D Projects is a program of research-intensive partnerships for artists 1-3 years out of a graduate program in fine arts, which culminates in a series of solo exhibitions at Embark Gallery. With this program, we are extending our support of emerging MFA artists to their postgraduate careers by offering graduated artists who have shown with Embark the opportunity to develop new scholarly and investigative projects in partnership with local nonprofits. 

Willetts has partnered with Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and will be working with National Park Service historians and local archives to create a body of work that addresses the geography and history of the Fort Mason campus, its materiality, and its architecture. Using open­-ended, experience-­based inquiry around physical materials to explore ideas of entanglement and interdependence, Willetts' work encompasses sculpture, performance, installation and video.