The Sheltering Sky

Exhibition dates: January 19April 7, 2019
Opening Celebration: January 25, 2019, 7-10 p.m.

Vanessa Marsh, Cave 4 

Vanessa Marsh, Cave 3, 2016, chromogenic photogram, 20x25 in., courtesy of the artist and Dolby Chadwick Gallery, SF


“A black star appears, a point of darkness in the night sky's clarity. Point of darkness and gateway to repose. Reach out, pierce the fine fabric of the sheltering sky, take repose.” ― Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky


Taking its title from the iconic novel by Paul Bowles, the artists in this exhibition looks to the stars for comfort, often in the darkest of times. No matter how surreal, how political, how dangerous our circumstances, we still gaze upwards for solace. What we find in the abstract concept we call the “sky” is the true and original shapeshifter, an ever-evolving storyboard onto which we project ourselves and our mythologies.

Participating artists to date:

Matthew Baum

Val Britton

Adrian Landon Brooks

Eiko Borcherding

Linda Connor

Ala Ebtekar

Jenifer Kent

Vanessa Marsh

Chris McCaw

Anna Von Mertens

Demetrius Oliver

Cultural Kaleidoscope and Youth Art

Exhibition dates: April 27May 26, 2019                           


Summer of Printmaking (exhibition TBD)

Exhibition dates: June 15August 26, 2019                           


To learn more about our upcoming exhibitions, view our Advanced Exhibition Schedule.

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2018