Consider the Oyster: Art, Science + Culture

Saturday, Feb 27, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM At Levy Art + Architecture’s (Storefront Window Exhibit) Offered by:

 Natural Discourse and Levy Art + Architecture

​​​​Taylor Griffith still from Heard Above 2021

Join us for Consider the Oyster: Art, Science + Culture – a small, FREE exhibition developed by Natural Discourse – that considers forests as viewed through oyster shell pinhole cameras, native oyster restoration at the Presidio, and oyster farming and feasting in Tomales Bay. This exhibition will be (safely!) visible 24 hours a day from the street outside Levy Art + Architecture, 2501 Bryant Street, San Francisco, starting Saturday, February 27 through April 30, 2021.

Scientists and Artists’ Work Included in the Exhibition

Presidio Trust Wildlife Ecologist Jonathan Young contributed concrete oyster reef balls and computer designed oyster panels by Architects Margaret Ikeda and Evan Jones of Architectural Ecologies Lab – objects that are part of a native oyster restoration project at the Presidio’s new tidal wetland at Quartermaster Reach Marsh.

Taylor Griffith’s Heard Above, a 19-minute video, was filmed at the marsh, and will be projected every weekend from dusk to 9 pm, as will Chris Kallmyer’s Consider the Oyster—a video about the last year of the Drake’s Bay Oyster company.

The exhibit includes David Janesko’s poetic series of pinhole camera images imprinted on the inside the oyster shells and Gwendolyn Meyer’s photos from her beautiful book Oyster Culture.

About Natural Discourse

Natural Discourse is an ongoing series of symposia, publications, and site-specific art installations that explore the connections between art, culture, science, and site curated by Shirley Alexandra Watts.