Andy Goldsworthy in San Francisco

Sunday 6th March, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

*If you have never heard of Andy Goldsworthy, you should research him. Ypu’ll be grateful that I mentioned him, even if you don’t like his profoundly different and unusual artwork.

Andy Goldsworthy: Firehouse

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

At our new home in Fort Mason
Celebrating 30 years of collaboration with this celebrated artist.

Andy Goldsworthy
Chestnut Stalk Screen. Crushed charcoal from one of three fires. Whitchurch, Napa, San Francisco. Thrown in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. 12 January 2022, 2022

Haines is thrilled to present Firehouse, a solo exhibition by Andy Goldsworthy inaugurating the gallery’s new location at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC).

Andy Goldsworthy has an unparalleled reputation for his ephemeral works and permanent installations addressing notions of process, temporality, and our connection with the earth. In Haines’ new gallery at FMCAC, Goldsworthy will create several new installations, including an entire wall coated in cracked white clay. Intended as a permanent fixture, Goldsworthy’s white clay wall will continue to fissure until it fully dries, changing in appearance as it ages—a meditation on materiality, the passage of time, and the impactful and unpredictable forces of the natural world. Additional artworks will be made on-site or selected for inclusion by the artist in response to his experience of working in the gallery’s new home during a time fraught with global challenges and conflict.

Exhibition Dates:
March 12 – May 28, 2022

Complementing these works, Goldsworthy will also create a temporary installation in FMCAC’s historic Firehouse, coating its windows with red earth sourced from foothills of the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains in eastern California.

The Firehouse at Fort Mason Center Installation Dates:
March 12 – 23, 2022
Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM