EVENTS/PAST/UPCOMING

 
Left: Rebecca Norris Webb, Stained Glass; Right: Alex Webb, Arcahaie, Haiti

Left: Rebecca Norris Webb, Stained Glass; Right: Alex Webb, Arcahaie, Haiti

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Slant Rhymes: The Photographs of
Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, September 26th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM for an artist talk and book signing with photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.  They will show work from a number of projects, both published and unpublished, and discuss the creative challenges of working together and apart over the past three decades. The creative couple will show photographs from individual projects -- including Rebecca's My Dakota, her meditation on loss and landscape, and Alex's La Calle some 30 years of work from Mexico -- as well as their new collaborative book, Slant Rhymes, and joint work-in-progress The City Within

Alex Webb is known for his vibrant color work, including The Suffering of Light, a survey book of 30 years of his color photographs.  He’s exhibited at museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A Magnum Photos member since 1979, his work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and other publications. He has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007.  His most recent books are La Calle: Photographs from Mexico and Slant Rhymes, the latter with Rebecca Norris Webb.  He’s represented by Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco.

Originally a poet, Rebecca Norris Webb often interweaves her text and photographs in her six books, most notably with her monograph, My Dakota—an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly—with a solo exhibition of the work at The Cleveland Museum of Art in 2015.  Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cleveland Museum of Art, and George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY.  A new edition of Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Alex Webb) will be published in 2018. She’s represented by Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco.

 
From the Exquisite Corpse series; Amanda Boe, 002, 2015, McNair Evans, 003, Cardinal 14006, 2017 and Kevin Kunishi, #0355 Black Nazarene, Manila, Philippines, 2016

From the Exquisite Corpse series; Amanda Boe, 002, 2015, McNair Evans, 003, Cardinal 14006, 2017 and Kevin Kunishi, #0355 Black Nazarene, Manila, Philippines, 2016

ARTIST CONVERSATION
Begin Anywhere: Paths of Mentorship and Collaboration
With Amanda Boe, McNair Evans, Kevin Kunishi
Jason Fulford, Todd Hido, and Mark Mahaney
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6 - 8 PM

Please join us in the gallery on Tuesday, October 3rd for a discussion with exhibiting artists Amanda Boe, McNair Evans, Kevin Kunishi, Jason Fulford, Todd Hido, and Mark Mahaney.  Together, they will discuss the three-year collaboration that produced our current exhibition, as well as the broader possibilities and influences of artistic mentorship.

 
Tomiko Jones, Falls from the series Hatsubon

Tomiko Jones, Falls from the series Hatsubon

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Tomiko Jones & kate-hers RHEE
in conversation with Heather Snider, Executive Director, SFC
and Việt Lê, Assistant Professor, CCA" 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6 - 8 PM

On Wednesday, October 4, we are pleased to present an artist talk and book signing with artists Tomiko Jones and kate-hers RHEE.

kate-hers RHEE, White Flower Bride (Baek Hwa Shinbu 백화 신부), 2016, 

kate-hers RHEE, White Flower Bride (Baek Hwa Shinbu 백화 신부), 2016, 

Tomiko Jones’ work is linked to place, a loose mapping of landscape, and explores transitions in the landscape in social, cultural and geographical terms. Her work considers the twin crises of too much and too little water in the age of climate change–water as site of cultural practice, economic imperative, and locus of spiritual belief.  Her projects include Hatsubon, a two-volume project in photography and video installation; the long-term project Rattlesnake Lake; and the immersive theatre performance The Gretel Project, a four-person collaboration. As Visiting Artist and Curator-in-Residence at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, Tomiko developed Cumulus, an exhibition and programming series examining environmental issues. 

Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in racially segregated, working class suburb of Detroit Michigan, kate-hers RHEE’s interdisciplinary work reflects the complex nature of miscast identity, cultural dislocation, and gendered interactions.  Her work draws on interdisciplinary fields, including transnational feminism, visual anthropology, post-colonialism, and diaspora studies.  For this artist talk, RHEE will discuss the evolution of her politically engaged work as an artist and her dogged pursuit of cultivating creativity and playful improvisation in her artistic practice.  She will touch on past work and influences to frame the context of her current interdisciplinary project, called Modern Beauty Ideals in the Age of Digital Technology or If I can K-Pop dance, I’ll be part of your beauty revolution. This work takes the form of photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, video, internet art, installation and social intervention to engage hetero-patriarchal global beauty ideals and accompanying digital technology from a transnational feminist perspective.  kate-hers also has work is this year's SFC Annual Benefit Auction on October 28th.

 
Kerry Mansfield, Image from Expired

Kerry Mansfield, Image from Expired

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Kerry Mansfield and Steven Seidenberg
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on October 11th for an evening of artist talks and book signing with photographers Kerry Mansfield and Steven Seidenberg.

Steven Seidenberg, Image from Pipevalve; Berlin

Steven Seidenberg, Image from Pipevalve; Berlin

Kerry Mansfield is a San Francisco based photographer whose work explores time and how it affects our perceptions of what we see. Born in New Jersey in 1974, Kerry graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography from UC Berkeley and did further studies at CCA to refine her sense of space and architecture. Her latest body of work, Expired, is a visual study of the well-traveled, time-worn faces of ex-library books that delves into the disappearing shared experience found only in a communal library book. The volumes documented in Expired serve as specimens akin to post-mortem photography in the Victorian Era when family members only received the honor of documentation upon their demise.  Each photograph similarly serves as an homage, giving the books a new life, as portraits of the unique shared experience found only in a library book.  

San Francisco based visual artist and writer Steven Seidenberg is interested in the peculiar structures in our everyday life that are integral to modern living, but are oftentimes overlooked.  For this artist talk, Seidenberg will discuss his first book of photographs and aphorisms, Pipevalve: Berlin, which chronicles the cast-iron pipevalves he encountered while in Berlin. Drawn to their totemic quality, Seidenberg produced large format photographs capturing with rich detail their unique facades, which otherwise blend into the background of the urban landscape. Seidenberg has upcoming exhibitions in Rome and at the University of Rochester. Additionally, he is co-editor of the literary journal pallaksch.pallaksch. (Instance Press), and curates the False Starts reading series at The Lab in San Francisco.

Both Kerry Mansfield and Steven Seidenberg have work in this year’s SFC Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday October 28th.  
Learn more here.

 

 
Alice Shaw, Sedona

Alice Shaw, Sedona

OCTOBER MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
with special guest Alice Shaw
Thursday, October 12, 2017
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly members' critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and photographic practice by SF Camerawork's staff and wider photographic community.  This month we will be joined by special guest Alice Shaw, an artist and educator based in San Francisco, CA.  Shaw is an Artadia Grant Awardee and is included in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Her book People Who Look Like Me was published by Gallery 16 in San Francisco, where her work is represented. She currently teaches at the California College for the Arts.

If you are interested in participating in the October critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org with the subject line "October Members' Critique." Spots fill up quickly so don't wait to sign up!

 
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2 BLOCKS OF ART
Friday, October 13, 2017
5 - 9 PM
6th Street between Market and Howard

Please join us for the 7th annual 2 Blocks of Art art walk featuring photography, painting, and music by over 75 artists at 25 different locations on 6th Street between Market and Howard. Dance, listen to live musical performances, and view a variety of art exhibits in near-by galleries, bars, restaurants, and storefronts.

New this year will be a large-scale lighting art projection on the back of 16-story high 995 Market Street. The lighting art projection will begin shortly after 7 PM and the viewing area will also include a stage for entertainment. 

Presented by the Central Market Community Benefit District and Urban Solutions, 2 Blocks of Art is free and open to the public. 

Walking maps and more information is available here.

 

PREVIEW RECEPTION
"Curator Picks" Walkthrough with
Sandra S Phillips, SFMOMA Curator Emeritus
Thursday, October 26, 2017
6 - 9 PM
Hosted by Kerry Mansfield and RJ Muna

Please join us Thursday, October 26th from 6 - 9 PM for the preview reception to our 2017 Benefit Auction.  The reception features a "Curator's Picks" walkthrough led by SFMOMA Photography Curator Emeritus and field expert Sandra S Phillips and will be hosted by Kerry Mansfield and RJ Muna. 

 

2017 SF CAMERAWORK BENEFIT AUCTION
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Doors Open: 5:30 PM

The SF Camerawork Benefit Auction is our most important annual fundraiser. We host a traditional live auction of curated contemporary and vintage photography from around the world. You won't want to miss this opportunity to support photography in the Bay Area!

Learn more here