Curated by Victoria Mara Heilweil The domestic is often a space relegated to women and the feminine. In this exhibition, five female photographers both embrace and push against stereotypes of the domestic. Each of the participating photographers invites us to examine ideas about time, home and family through traces left behind. Small details of domestic […]exhibition info
Looking up at tall buildings can be a hypnotic and strange experience. They look impossibly tall when one is walking in the street, so full of power and importance yet distant and strange. They can seem to bend this way and that and lean at angles. In New York City where the buildings are so […]exhibition info
Our Best of Show Award goes to Alicia Rodriguez for her depiction of the surfing life in her image, “Cali Life,” shown at right.
The exhibit fills the gallery with 60 prints chosen from the many excellent images submitted. Our challenge to photographers was to depict something exceptional or particular about the vast state of California in a picture no larger than one foot high or wide.exhibition info
New work created this summer at the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency. Continuing the imagery from 2014’s series, “Nothing, in the World,” Irene Imfeld spent seven weeks in the desert making new prints inspired by that landscape. Fascinating plants, rock formations, flowing water, and motion studies expand upon the artist’s previous abstracted photography.exhibition info
• Book your own portrait by the end of September.
• Meet Margaretta Mitchell in the gallery Saturday, October 3.
• Portfolio Reviews for Portrait Photographers Saturday, October 10.
• Limited Edition prints made exclusively for this exhibit.
Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, September 17, 6:00-8:00 with talk at 7:00. This series explores the unconscious and the conscious in our lives. Sunlight seems to be a tangible pool of a warm textured substance beckoning to be touched and immersed in, and the glove has been elevated to an abstract notion of the human hand’s grace. […]exhibition info
Shown at right are three new artists debuting at PHOTO during the Summer Show: Neil Seligman, Mike Slack, Kim Steeleexhibition info
Spring flows into Summer with an intriguing look at the plant kingdom.
Photograph at right by Harold Davisexhibition info
Artist Reception: April 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Two photographic artists relate humanity to the universe through the posed or composited imagery.exhibition info
Ann Jastrab, gallery director at Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, will join curator Hiroyo Kaneko in conversation on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00.
The three exhibiting artists, Michael Jang, John Harding, and Kaneko, all photograph people in their typical environments. Ann has become familiar with their work since all three have spent time in the darkrooms at Rayko, developing their film and printing.
Closing reception, March 28 2:00 to 4:00, with talk at 3:00. Other galleries on 25th Street will be open also.
Shown at right: Michael Jang, Hiroyo Kaneko, John Hardingexhibition info
Featuring large works from Robert Buelteman, Karen Glaser, Charles Anselmo, Erin Malone, and Michael Starkman. And smaller pieces from LeRoy Howard, Enrique de la Uz, and Sam Hipkins. Also matted prints from Tom Reed, Yelena Zhavoronokova, and Robert Buelteman.exhibition info
Artist Talks: February 21, Saturday, 2:00
Three artists depict three journeys—symbolic, existential, and literal.
Shown at right are images from: Kate Jordahl’s Walking with Kandinsky, Irene Imfeld’s Web of Uncertainty, and Jack Fulton’s A Circumnavigation in Three Hours.
Shown at right: Kate Jordahl, Irene Imfeld, Jack Fultonexhibition info
Start the holiday celebrations with the Artists Reception on Thursday, December 18, 6:00 to 8:00. There will be ten galleries open on 25th Street.
This exhibit from Bay Area Photographers Collective will include an Open Portfolio Night with artists present on First Friday, January 2.
Photo at right: Ingeborg Gerdesexhibition info
Into the Winter Night features work by Hyeyoung Kim and Arlo Valera, Erin Malone, and David McClendon
ARTISTS RECEPTION: Thursday, November 20, 6:00 to 8:00
ARTIST TALKS: Saturday, December 6, 2:00exhibition info
Autumn Mix features fascinating new work by Nicoló Sertorio, Susan Felter, Ralf Hillebrand, and Irene Nelson
Thursday, October 16, 6:00 to 8:00
Two solo shows examining old structures in different environments.
OPENING RECEPTION, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2:00–4:00
Image at right: Charles Anselmo, Interiors 7exhibition info
Hyeyoung Kim: Nurtured by Nature
Lisa Toby: First Light, Last Light
LeRoy Howard: Temples of Siem Reap
Yuri Boyko: Invisible Corners
On June 7 PHOTO awarded the Best of Show Award of $1000 to Dianne Poinski for her image of Wisteria flowers. Her print includes a “very small amount” of hand highlighting with pastels, according to the artist. Five Honorable Mentions were also awarded to: Carol Farmer, Kathleen Furey, Gail S. Haile, Donis Mitsch, and Ron […]exhibition info
From classical to contemporary, from desert to rainforest, from bud to decay, the natural form of flowers and plants has been contemplated by artists, philosophers, scientists . . . and everyone.
This is PHOTO’s second benefit for the San Francisco Botanical Garden. A percentage of all sales will go to support their work in Golden Gate Park.
Reception June 7, 2:00 to 5:00.exhibition info
After seeing images of Kyiv in the news lately, we wanted to show what the city is like to its everyday citizens.exhibition info
Thursday, April 17, 6:00 to 8:00
Diallo Mwathi Jeffery
What is in our food? As a food lover and a photographer, Caren Alpert answers this question visually. Using an electron microscope she examines both organic and processed foods: her own favorites and America’s over-indulgences. This particular combination of science, photography, and food has never been explored before.
Pictured at right: terra cibus no. 12: cake sprinklesexhibition info
Reception February 1, 2:00 to 4:00
Curator’s Talk with Charles Anselmo at 3:00
Preview Reception: November 21, Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00
Opening Reception: November 23, Saturday, 2:00 to 4:00
Each of the photographs in this series contains within it a set of burning matches. Transformation by fire is a process with a predictable outcome but one that can be uncertain and surprising. In Matches this concept is layered visually with details related to personal and cultural transformation. The burning matches are a background reminder of the inevitability of change in many guises.exhibition info
Each of us experiences the landscape in ways unique to us, and these experiences shape who we are and how we see the world around us. Donna J. Wan photographs the world that has been altered by mankind in some way or another – from subtle incursions to a near annihilation of it. She investigates how people relate to, interact with, and experience the landscape.
Artist’s Reception, October 19, 2:00-4:00exhibition info
A fascinating landscape, the White Mountains of California have pulled artists into their isolated majesty time after time. In this exhibit we see what lures these photographers back to the unique environs of the ancient Bristlecone Pines.exhibition info
I once heard an anecdote about an aspiring young movie maker meeting an elderly John Ford, the great and notoriously difficult American director in his office. Ford told the visitor to look at the three photographs on his wall–all of them were stills from Ford’s films. ”Look at the horizon line and figure out why it’s placed where it is. That’s all I’ll tell you,” said Ford.exhibition info
Groundbreaking color photographs of the inner life of plants and flowers made without use of a cameraexhibition info
Visit PHOTO at the artMRKT at Fort Mason, San Francisco.
Friday and Saturday fair hours are 11:00 to 7:00.
Sunday the fair is open Noon to 6:00.
Closing Reception Saturday, June 1, 2:00 to 5:00.
Artist’s Talk at 3:00.
Eve Arnold, Ruth Bernhard, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Wynn Bullock, Roy DeCarava, Walker Evans, Phillipe Halsman, Michael Kenna, Annie Leibovitz, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, William Wegman, Brett Westonexhibition info
Artist Talk with Yuri Boyko, Saturday, February 9 at 3:00exhibition info
Portfolios will be presented by the artists during the Oakland Art Murmur on January 4, 6:00–9:00, and during the Saturday Stroll on January 5, 1:00–5:00.exhibition info
Adrienne Defendi, Alison Taggart-Barone, Anthony Delgado, Ari Salomon, Cay Lang, Charles Anselmo, Harold Davis, Jan Camp, Judy Dater, Karen Glaser, Nicolo Sertorio, Susannah Hays, and more.exhibition info
HELD OVER THROUGH DECEMBER 29
John Martin first had the opportunity to participate in the San Francisco Opera as a supernumerary in 1997. To be in the midst of the most exquisite music imaginable was an unparalleled experience for him. He witnessed the transformation that occurs on a regular basis, when the artist puts on a costume and becomes a character. He envisioned a photographic project about the characters and costumes of the artists in the San Francisco Opera.
Opera is a world of passion and beauty, of story and spectacle, using the vehicle of voice. But intricate collaborations evolve to become the production. Martin gained the trust of those with whom he shared the stage. The resulting photographs transport the character from stage to frame, capturing the essence with the media of lens and light. The lyricism of the performance is recontextualized and the narrative is reconstructed in the realm of the photograph, equally gorgeous and mysterious.exhibition info
Sacred Grove is an intimate portrait of the Mendocino Woodlands, a second growth forest of redwood and bay laurel in Northern California.exhibition info
Philip L. Greene
A Special Evening with the Artists to Benefit San Francisco Botanical Garden Society, on Thursday, September 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. A portion of all sales will be donated to SFBG.exhibition info
Saints and strippers. Bold forms, soft beauty, reflections on childhood and aging. The iconic theme of the body, with its timeless desires and doubts, is explored through contemporary prints by eleven artists. Visual artists give physical presence to thought and emotion starting with what the five senses give them. Beyond these senses they also intuit […]exhibition info
May 19 – Artists Reception, 7pm to 10pm
June 1 – Curator talk, 6pm
This series of long exposures captures movement in time, space, and substance. The fortuitous element of randomness removes the photographer’s socio-cultural projections into the image. The use of abstraction negates identifiable references, removes the viewer’s projections, and asks for an emotional rather than rational response.exhibition info
The enigmatic beauty of architecture and nature at Naoshima Island and Neskowin Ghost Forest. ARTIST RECEPTION, SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 3:00 to 5:00, with ARTIST TALK at 3:00exhibition info
Opening Reception November 4, 7 to 9pm Artist’s Reception December 3, 4 to 6pm Alt-processes and pinhole specialist Erin Malone presents two new series: In Paths Untrodden and From the Edge of Here. In Paths Untrodden is color photography which blurs the edges of the way photography represents landscape. These photographs seek […]exhibition info
First Friday Reception, October 7, 6 to 9 • Meet Karen Glaser at an artist’s reception on October 8, from 4 to 6exhibition info
Artist’s Closing Reception, September 17, 4 to 6pmexhibition info
reception: July 1 6-9pm
25% of all sales goes to Fortunate Blessings Foundation for their work with Japanese children who have survived the recent earthquake and tsunami.exhibition info
Drawing inspiration from a musical notion in which two voices that sound and move independently coalesce to create a more elaborate and harmonious music, Counterpoint is a collaborative photo-based project pushing the limitations of a singular vision towards a more fluid and complex perspective by interweaving two creative voices. This project is essentially a visual […]exhibition info
LeRoy Howard’s THE MOMENT re-presents classical narratives, opening them up to explore their emotional truths. He employs the composition of Renaissance paintings, Medieval altarpieces, or modern photography, and restructures the images into multi-part panels. Within each image, Howard is the actor. “I photograph repeatedly, sometimes over many months, composing in-camera multiple exposures not entirely within […]exhibition info