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Elisheva Biernoff: The Tools Are in Your Hands

Presented by MarinMOCA at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA

Apr 02 2022
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Dec 23 2022
Elisheva Biernoff: The Tools Are in Your Hands

An immersive, interactive mural installation that will delight visitors of all ages

Reception:
* Saturday, April 2, 3:00-5:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:
* April 2 – December 23

Elisheva Biernoff: The Tools Are in Your Hands, is an immersive, interactive mural installation that will delight visitors of all ages and highlights MarinMOCA‘s historic campus and location at Hamilton Field.

Originally conceived for an exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Elisheva Biernoff has adapted the installation for MarinMOCA, responding to an original mural sited within the museum’s lobby, and the utopian mindset, and vision, behind the creation of the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project and the Bay Trail.

Airstrips where bombers had taxied were submerged to make way for restored coastal wetlands; toxic waste was cleaned up so wildlife could return, and over three decades, scores of people have worked together in an ongoing project to create 500 miles of hiking trails along the shorelines of the Bay Area.

Biernoff’s stylized landscape, painted on steel sheets, resembles the surrounding terrain of Marin. Using her site-specific magnet designs, referencing the mingling and co-existence of nature, farmland, and the built environment unique to Hamilton Field, visitors can participate in the creation of a utopian landscape, building on previous formations or creating new ones.

Visually and conceptually, the piece evokes children’s toys, such as Colorforms or Legos, that allow one to reconfigure a scene at will. The installation is ultimately hopeful: We can, and do, shape our world through individual and collective action.

An accompanying artist-designed takeaway map will be available in the lobby to guide visitors from the museum to nearby trails where they can enjoy the restored coastal wetlands and the history of Hamilton Field.

ADMISSION INFO

Free admission

Contact: 415-506-0137

Email: info@marinmoca.org

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Additional time info:

Reception:  Saturday, April 2, 3:00-5:00 pm

Museum Hours:
Wed-Fri, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat-Sun, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

LOCATION

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949

Google Map of 500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949

PARKING INFO

Free Parking and Handicapped Accessible

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

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