Go Away Road is a wrong turn in Northern California that you come upon after being betrayed by your GPS. It’s a dirt road belonging to a house that is faded and rusty, broken vehicles blocking the road and a deer peeking out of the woods. It’s a place people went to embrace the earth, but they changed.
Go Away Road brings together nine artists: Maija Peeples-Bright, Alicia Gibson, Brook Hsu, Quintessa Matranga, Jordan Nassar, Clayton Schiff, Alake Shilling, Rachel Eulena Williams and Zadie Xa, each of whom make a study of nature and the self, emphasizing its cumulative aspects as well as its broken parts.
The works bring about the power of metamorphosis, decomposition, and the immutable. Stars, rocks and waves, scratched upon as if with magic marker, a story told in too much detail, a single orange growing on a tree.
—Adrianne Rubenstein, 2019 (Curator)