"Face Looking Both Ways", by Marshall Elliott, August 2017 Artist-in-Residence

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm; Fridays until 8:45 pm Artist Reception: Friday, August 25, 6–8:30 pm  During his residency, Marshall Elliott continues his investigation into the endangered plant species Presidio manzanita, relating historical research to reflections on contemporary concerns and the potential of future change. Visitors are invited to see Elliott’s work in progress, as well as contribute their own reflections on what has disappeared and what is about to vanish, to create a community-based inquiry
August 2, 2017September 3, 2017

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm; Fridays until 8:30 pm
Artist Reception: Friday, August 25, 6–8:30 pm

During his residency, Marshall Elliott continues his investigation into the endangered plant species Franciscan Manzanita in the Presidio, relating historical research to reflections on contemporary concerns and the potential of future change. Visitors are invited to see Elliott’s work in progress, as well as contribute their own reflections on what has disappeared and what is about to vanish, to create a community-based inquiry into change, displacement, nostalgia, and looking forward in times of radical shifts.

Marshall Elliott received a BA in film studies and English literature at the University of Colorado and an MFA in sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute. In addition to exhibiting in numerous San Francisco Bay Area spaces such as Headlands Center for the Arts, City Limits, and the Jules Maeght Gallery, he has shown work in Colorado, Oregon, Chicago, Nebraska, and Puerto Rico. He is an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts and currently lives and works in Oakland.

The Artist Studio program is made possible with major support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program.