Thursday, January 31, 2013
Take Me Away
A City Hall basement art opening party on Wednesday evening featured another "juried" collaboration between the SF Art Commission and Photo Alliance in another nebulous thematic photo exhibition called Take Me Away, described on the city webpage thusly: "...over 100 works by regional photojournalists and fine artists. Eighteen artists were selected through an open call for submissions that encouraged photographers to reflect on both real and imagined spaces one might visit in order to leave the everyday. The chosen works represent a myriad of places to escape, ranging from virtual space to locations as close as home."
There are two artistic highlights in the exhibition, one that applies to the stated theme and one that has absolutely nothing to do with it except in the most tenuous artspeak sense.
David Gardner (above left, with multimedia guru Chris Okon on the right) has a series of photos of people with their trailers and campers...
...that are beautiful and sensitive.
Further down the hall, Alice Shaw above executes a variation on Cindy Sherman...
...photographing herself with people who "look like me"...
...with sometimes funny and surprising results.
Posted by Civic Center at 9:28 PM
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Ahhh, art reflections, doppelgangers and the trailers at the end of the rainbow. Thanks Mike.
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