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Santa Cruz sculptor, surfer taps American West

David Kimball Anderson © Gigi Coset Goldeen



Surf Culture

Ranchland by David Kimball Anderson comes to S.F.

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 September, 2014 - San Francisco - The Great Highway Gallery is pleased to announce its fall exhibition Ranchland, featuring work by Santa Cruz–based sculptor David Kimball Anderson. The show will be on view at the gallery October 3–November 3, 2014; the opening reception will be held on October 4 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Ranchland is inspired by Anderson’s many road trips throughout the western United States. At the gallery, he will install two large-scale sculptures and hang nine photographs that pay tribute to the vast and distant outposts he has encountered. Facilities for cattle roundup and animal husbandry, solar pumps and cisterns, stands of trees and wildlife, all comprise the “steel-and-concrete oases” that captured Anderson’s imagination for this exhibition.
“I travel alone in the West frequently,” says the artist. “I drive through many different ranchlands: dry and sandy Navajo; New Mexico, with little more than snakeweed for miles; Colorado highlands, with knee-deep green grass and wildflowers; and Idaho, where sunflowers are so abundant and rich, it is nearly impossible to absorb the intensity of color. I stop at abandoned and active oases and utility camps. I record the structures. In the studio I build the structures.”
David Kimball Anderson was the 1973 sole recipient of the SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Anderson was included in the 1975 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC. Anderson has been the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowships among other grants and accolades.

The Great Highway is a fine-art gallery and working studio located in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset district. The gallery was founded by John Lindsey, a resident of the city with San Francisco Art Institute roots and a deep appreciation for images and ideas that explore the intersection of land and water in contemporary work. The Great Highway Gallery’s mission is to seek, analyze, support, and promote the work of a diverse group of artists who seek sincere beauty, challenge conventional thinking, amuse us, and push the boundaries of today’s creative media. The studio collaborates with these artists in developing, printing, and presenting their work in a way that encourages the ongoing conversations in San Francisco’s many microcommunities. To learn more about the gallery, visit .

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