Headlands Center for the Arts

Project Space

Project Space presents site-specific exhibitions that are guided by information and experiences gathered while work is in progress at Headlands. Home to select Artists in Residence each season, as well as occasional group exhibitions by visiting artists and curators, Project Space is a place of exchange among working artists and visitors—a place where ideas are germinated, conversations are shared, and new work is made.

Next in Project Space

Lucas Foglia: Human Nature
March 4–18, 2018: work-in-progress studio open
March 19–May 3, 2018: exhibition on view
Free and open to the public: Sunday–Thursday, 12–5PM

Reception: Sunday, April 22, 4–6PM
Stay for dinner! Our seasonal Sunday Supper follows at 6:30PM. Details and tickets

San Francisco–based photographer Lucas Foglia tackles the relationship between people and the environment in his most recent project, Human Nature. This series of richly hued, formally considered works pictures the ambiguous space between humans and nature, where the two meet, interact, and blend. Developed over several years, Human Nature challenges the concept that humans and nature operate in opposition, while simultaneously highlighting relentlessly uneasy, absurdly comedic integrations of human technologies in the natural world. From literal urban jungles to the so-called untarnished wilderness, from the scientific realities of climate change to the poetic human longing for time outside, Human Nature is a nuanced exploration of the forces—both internal and external—that both pit us against and bring us closer to the natural world.

Human Nature was published by Nazraeli Press in 2017 to much acclaim and the series has been recently exhibited in New York, Milan, London, and Amsterdam. The Headlands presentation is the exhibition’s West Coast premiere, with an installation custom to Project Space. A 2018 Artist in Residence, Foglia will use the entire third-floor Project Space during his stay at Headlands. Human Nature will be installed in Project Space’s West Wing studio, while the East Wing will be an open-to-the-public working studio where Foglia will develop a new, Bay Area–based  project.


Upcoming in Project Space

May 13–31: 2017–2018
Great Worry, Or Great Freedom: The 2017–2018 Graduate Fellows Exhibition
Guest curator: Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen
Participating artists: Mrinalini Aggarwal, San Francisco Art Institute; Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Stanford University; Takming Chuang, University of California, Berkeley; Alison Haselbeck, Mills College; Richard-Jonathan Nelson, California College of the Arts; Joshua Solis, San Francisco State University; Faith Sponsler, University of California, Davis

Opening reception: Sunday, May 13, 2–5PM

“The seven artists in this year’s Graduate Fellow cohort came to Headlands Center for the Arts with bodies of work already deep in the worlds of materiality, environments, and politics. Now, given a year to create within the historical and environmental complexities of the Headlands, alongside each other and in quiet, focused time, they have generated new work that pushes the soft edges of their practices. Through various mediums, each artist has spent time controlling materials and environments to remind us, the viewers, that materials and environments can’t really be controlled-that chaos rules, and things can crumble-and depending on how we honor this truth, it may bring us great worry or great freedom.” —Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen

Headlands’ Graduate Fellowships provide yearlong studio residencies to recent, promising MFA graduates in partnership with seven esteemed schools in the region. Bringing together representatives from each of these institutions, this exhibition provides a composite view of Bay Area graduate art programs.

Summer 2018: Gala Porras-Kim
Details coming soon!

Fall 2018: Fiamma Cordero de Montezemolo and Ji Yeon Lim 
Details coming soon!