Tuesday, March 1, 2011:
Gallery admission is free all day!
12 - 5 pm
Join us for a special First Thursday with two featured events including writer Nona Caspers and artist Matt Lipps with special guest Amanda Davidson for a presentation of their work, as well as an important presentation from The Nonsite Collective and Sidewalks are for People.
Fiction writer Nona Caspers is the author of Little Book of Days (2009) and Heavier Than Air (2006), which received the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Assistant Professor of Photography at SFSU and accomplished photographer, Matt Lipps' work has been included in solo and group exhibitions including FotoFest 2010 Biennial “Assembly: 8 Emerging Photographers from Southern California,” (Houston, TX); CUTTERS: An Exhibition of International Collage, Pool Gallery (Berlin); The Apartment (Greece). Joining the fields of literature and art is Amanda Davidson, a writer, teacher and multimedia artist. Her fiction has appeared in Encyclopedia, Vol. F-K and elsewhere, and she has performed at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Right Window, and Small Press Traffic.
The second event features The Nonsite Collective in conjunction with Sidewalks are for People, a city-wide initiative to reclaim and celebrate sidewalks as public space. Together, they will explore the implications of San Francisco's Sit/Lie ordinance, Prop L, and plan a city-wide day of action in March in which they will incorporate cameras and words towards reversing Prop L.
Free to the public.
5 - 8 pm
Join us for a special Saturday afternoon event with The Nonsite Collective, at their current residence The Commons, at SF Camerawork to discuss the following questions: How an image-saturated landscape and constant camera use is a common space to observe and absorb, how are cell phone photos, photo sharing sites, and news photos changing the ownership of photographs and photographic memories, and how does photography inside galleries and museums coexist with these multiplying photographies in downtown San Francisco?
First meeting at the SF Camerawork gallery to discuss the above topics, the meeting will then continue with individual, self-guided tours of the surrounding downtown area. The walks will have a loose script, focusing on how photography iterates itself as an act, and as artifacts. We will then reconvene in the gallery and write about what we performed/collected from our walks. Bring writing materials. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Free to the public
1 - 4 pm
Moderated by artist and Camerawork Education Director Erik Auerbach.
Give your work the exposure it deserves at our monthly critique group!
All photographic and video media welcome. Participating artists will have 15 minutes for presentation and discussion. Limit of 6 artists per session. Artists and art lovers alike are welcome to join the discussion.
RSVP by March 15 to email@example.com and indicate the format of your work. Work prints preferred, but CD or DVD of images also acceptable. Multiple projectors are NOT available.
Free for Camerawork Members.
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6 - 8:30 pm
Join SF Camerawork for a special event featuring two First Exposures students in a presentation of Open Show, Bay Area, #23. This month will feature the normal five presenters, two of which are students from the First Exposures Program, accompanied by their mentors.
Open Show runs social screening events around the world of compelling work by photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers. Five curated presenters (from students to professionals) have 10 minutes each to show a project and field audience questions and feedback. Project topics include reportage, documentary, narratives, short films, fine art, experimental photography & much more.
Starter food and drink is provided, but Open Show is potluck style, so please bring your favorite finger food or donation.
Free to the public.