one of the ways i’ve chosen to engage with the possible is via a portrait project of folks involved. since the exhibition is very much about process, i’m using the camera i enjoy using the most – my rollei – and showing contact sheets. i’ve steadily added to my collection over the course of the show.
there are two weeks left to check out the book, which lives on-site at the berkeley art museum, in the remarkable possible library.
i’d like to take this moment to thank light waves for their ongoing support of this project.
this three-part show focuses on a romantic connection to california, its land and bohemian culture, as well as a particular group of artists who, through their love of the area and social practice, comprise a unique moment in local art.
the first part of the series, the photo show, is chock full of local photographers whose work i’ve admired for a long time: andrew paynter, kanoa zimmerman, terri loewenthal, lauren douglas, jesse schlesinger, cody welsh, airyka rockefeller, jordan bennett, alissa anderson and david uzzardi.
here’s an excerpt from Beauty in Photography by Robert Adams, selected for the photo show by Jesse Schlesinger:
the other two parts in the series are the drawing show (drawings, paintings and poetry, opening july 30) and the craft show (functional arts and crafts, opening october 15).
above is my contribution: a 30 x 30 framed c-print entitled “personal hotspot.”
the photo show opening reception:
friday, april 18, 2014
600 guerrero street @ 18th, san francisco
9 – 10:30pm
* light refreshments served
** works will be on view and for sale until july 28
it’s high time i share some news about the possible at berkeley art museum.
what the new york times calls a departure from the obvious, this exhibition crafted by guest curator david wilson and director lawrence rinder is an experiment that re-conceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. the gallery spaces have been transformed into work spaces: a ceramics studio, dye lab, print shop and recording studio. a diverse range of guest artists are using the museum and these studios to create new work, collaborating and experimenting in a public forum. i’m happy to be one of them.
above is a platform that kori girard designed to receive works created during the four-month long exhibition. i loved it most early on, in its empty state, reeking of potential. this image sums up the spirit of the exhibition quite nicely, but the instagram feed does a pretty good job too.