"Tract" art exhibition at Dominican through December 17

The works of Bay Area artists Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather are on display in “Tract,” a free art exhibition through December 17 in San Marco Gallery in Dominican University of California’s Alemany Library, 185 Palm Avenue, San Rafael.

There will be an Artists Talk on Monday, November 11, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and an Opening Reception for “Tract” on Saturday, November 16, from 4-6 p.m. in Alemany Library.

The series of three exhibitions of solo and collaborative works encompasses both the macro – a large extent of land, and the micro – a nerve system within a human body, transcending the idea of scale in Hughen’s and Starkweather’s investigation of systems.

Working collectively, Hughen and Starkweather have explored a variety of systems and places, and the visual patterns created through the analysis of this data. This includes traffic at the airports (vehicular, airplane, freight, people, etc.) and most recently the various usages of the eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. With the “new” bridge open and the “old” span of the bridge being removed, there are hundreds of factors to consider.  Architecture, engineering, weather, traffic (human, bicycle, car and truck) and cost are only a few of the systems explored in the Bay Bridge Project.

For more information, contact Sharon Bliss, Exhibition Coordinator of the San Marco Gallery, at 415-257-1332 or at [email protected]. For the library’s hours of operation, call 415-257-0118 or visit www.dominican.edu/academics/resources/library.