Opening Reception: Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns
Friday, Feb 16, 2018, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Gray Box Gallery, Main Gallery at Fort Mason, Fort Mason East Wall
San Francisco Art Institute, Fort Mason Campus, 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94123

Opening Reception for Bill Fontana

Friday, February 16 | 6-9pm
SFAI—Fort Mason Campus | Main Gallery and Gray Box Gallery

Please join us in celebration of Bill Fontana: Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns at San Francisco Art Institute’s new Fort Mason Campus.

For the past four decades, acclaimed Bay Area sound artist Bill Fontana has invited his audience to explore the act of listening as a creative practice. Spanning a variety of experimental media and traversing several continents, Fontana’s installations and multimedia artworks play with the perception of sound, time, and space to explore how heightened perception—deep looking and listening—changes the way we experience the world.

Now, in a new exhibition that is part of the year-long opening celebration of San Francisco Art Institute’s (SFAI) new Fort Mason Campus, Fontana revisits work created at that same site decades ago and presents several recent audiovisual works, some never before exhibited.

Bill Fontana: Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns is curated by Katie Hood Morgan, Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs. 

This exhibition is supported by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and Meyer Sound. Special thanks to Spencer Topel, the National Park Service, and Golden Gate National Recreation Area staff.

SFAI’s Exhibitions and Public Programs are made possible by the generosity of donors and sponsors. Program support is provided by the Harker Fund of The San Francisco Foundation, Grants for the Arts, Institute of Museums and Library Services, National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Work Fund, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, and Fort Point Beer Company. Ongoing support is provided by the McBean Distinguished Lecture and Residency Fund, The Buck Fund, and the Visiting Artists Fundof the SFAI Endowment.


Image: Bill Fontana, Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns (installation view), 1981. Courtesy of the artist.