Professor Downing's Art Installation Measures Rising Tides in Marin County

Monday, November 16, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Downing, 58, a tenured professor of ceramic art at San Francisco State University, is the 2020 artist in residence at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. A year’s work is a lot of sacrifice for an unannounced exhibition that only lasts a morning, so he’ll dry his metric markers off and install them at the museum in Novato. The free exhibition, which will feature four of the markers and his still photographs of the sculpture in the water, opens Saturday, November 21, and will be up through December 24.

Downing spent nearly a year doing field studies to test locations before arriving at this spot beneath the Richardson Bay bridge on Highway 101.