PAINTINGS BY JENNIFER THOMPSON AND AXEL NELSON
This enthralling group show was created in conjunction with the Geography of Hope Conference. It combines photographs of the past with the work of local artists, cartographers, and photographers engaged in creating today's language of place. The Coast Miwok people dwelt on this coast for thousands of years before waves of newcomers—humans and plants and animals travelling from great distances—first lapped the shore, then flooded in. Each has a story. Each left its mark. Each got entangled with the other. By following the traces our ancestors left on the land and revisiting the fragments of stories and images they’ve passed down to us, we can better understand our responsibilities to the land and to each other. Curated by Kitty Whitman. At Toby’s Gallery. Now through March 29.