Last Saturday, ROA (read our interview here) transformed San Francisco’s 941Geary, debuting a series of interactive artworks and installations that probed contemporary society’s relationship to nature. Inspired by a recent road trip across the United States, “Dominant Species” rang with a somber note as references to colonial expansion and the destruction of nature pervaded the exhibit. Alluding to the natural studies conducted during Lewis and Clark times, jars of bones and feathers as well as paintings rendered on clipboards could be seen throughout the gallery. ROA built many smaller, cavernous rooms and tunnels (the entry way, for instance, was topped off with an enormous garbage heap) throughout the space as well, creating an engaging context around his paintings and murals. Take a look at some exclusive photos from the opening.
941Geary owner Justin Giarla