Opening Night Feast Feb 27th: “Consider the Oyster” while Snacking on Oysters

Join us for a feast of culinary and visual delights! Live oysters from Tomales Bay Oyster Company will be served at this special opening night reception. Social distance and safety protocols will be enforced.

Saturday, February 27th beginning at dusk ~5pm PST
Outside of 2501 Bryant Street, San Francisco, rain or shine

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Join us as we consider pinhole cameras inside oyster shells, native oyster restoration at the Presidio and oyster farming and feasting in Tomales Bay.

Healthy oyster reefs are a proven way to effectively reduce water pollution and improve the marine environment. While other bivalves also possess the ingenious ability to clean water while flushing out pollutants as they feed, none are simultaneous symbols of feasting, as is the oyster.

Gwendolyn Meyer

Participating artists and scientists:

  • Oyster reef panels designed by architecture faculty MARGARET IKEDA & EVAN JONES at California College of the Arts (CCA) provided by JONATHON YOUNG, wildlife ecologist at the Presidio
  • Oyster shell pinhole cameras by DAVID JANESKO
  • Two-channel video installation “Consider the Oyster” about Drake‚Äôs Bay Oyster company by CHRIS KALLMYER
  • Video “Heard Above” filmed at Quartermaster Reach by TAYLOR GRIFFITH
  • Photos from “Oyster Culture” a beautiful book about the rich intersection between oyster farming and culinary culture in the unique region of West Marin by GWENDOLYN MEYER

Natural Discourse, curated by Shirley Alexandra Watts, is again collaborating with Levy Art + Architecture to consider this wondrous bi-valve in a street-front exhibit that will be visible from the street where anyone can view it, 24 hours a day for 8 weeks (best viewed at dusk) at 2501 BRYANT STREET, SAN FRANCISCO.