Walkshop 9

“Collecting Shadows”

April 14th, 2018
LED BY EmilY Gui

For this walkshop community members were invited to join Emily Gui to learn more about her own artistic process relating to the work she was exhibiting in the gallery. Participants were led around the Mission neighborhood to collect shadows and thus document the neighborhood. By placing light sensitive paper underneath existing shadows, this walkshop allowed participants to capture shadows in hazy, fuzzy blues and whites. The artist describes this approach as a  “a meditative process to capture the urban environment” resulting in abstract, mysterious images that conceal topographical truth. We were able to see deeply familiar streets and buildings in a new way and became shadow hunters for a few hours.

Emily Gui is an experimental printmaker and mixed-media artist living in San Francisco. She works primarily in silkscreen, cyanotype and drawing. Her work often pushes the boundaries of traditional printmaking techniques by layering and combining materials and processes. She has exhibited in galleries throughout New York and the Bay Area including the International Print Center of New York, Wayfarers, ArtBridge, BCB Gallery,  Artist’s Television Access and the Kala Gallery.  In 2018 she held two solo exhibitions at the Harold J Miossi Art Gallery in San Luis Obispo and at NIAD in Richmond. Emily is a cofounder of Collaborative Arts Mobility Project, an annual experimental artist’s residency, entering its fifth season.  Emily has been an artist-in-residence at Kala Arts Institute since 2015 where she teaches silkscreen and cyanotype. She also teaches printmaking at the UC Berkeley Art Studio and City College of San Francisco.


  • Location: 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA @ Incline Gallery

  • Start Time: 2pm

  • Duration: approx. 2 hours

  • Equipment: Journal, notebook, camera or related recording devices

Photography by Minoosh Zomorodinia