These photos are from my recent trip to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It was my first time back since it reopened in May 2016 after its three year long renovation. It took my mom coming for a visit from New York for me to finally go. I don’t know that I enjoy the museum any more now- it’s spread out over seven floors, has a lot of open space, more outdoor sculpture gardens, and, as I found out the hard way, no longer does free admission on the first Tuesday of the month. As a security personnel accurately advised me, the Tomás Saraceno Stillness in Motion: Cloud Cities exhibit was the best (shown in the 3rd photo) currently on view through May 21st.
I’m putting out a big Thank You to Beatriz Escobar, friend and photographer, who took my ‘self-portrait’ as part of her photo project, ‘To Be Seen’ last Fall. This is also a shout out about the body of work in general, which Beatriz describes as ‘play[ing] with the idea of self-portraiture, since the concept in itself has been changing so quickly.. I’m interested in exploring how women see themselves and how they wish to be seen now’ (you can check out the full description and photos at her website).
Here I got to release the shutter of the large format camera that she set up in my sun room in order to make this print. Thanks, Beatriz, for sharing it with me and the work publicly online!
I am so excited to announce that I’m kicking off 2015 with a big start by presenting my work to the public for the first time! Next week, I will be one of the photographers featured at Harvery Milk Photo Center’s monthly lecture series! After mustering up the guts to click ‘send’ on an initial email proposal and then months of scheduling and coordinating, I am now putting together my slideshow in order to share my project Dreamscapes within the photo community.
Here are the details:
When: Thursday, January 8th from 6:30-8pm
Where: Harvery Milk Photo Center @ Duboce Park, 50 Scott St.
This event is free and open to the public
Additionally, with the close of 2014 came the last sales of my first round of my handmade book, Dreamscapes! Thank you to those who took an interest in the book and invested in a copy! I’ve gone to work in my sunroom, printer, paper, thread, tape, etc. sprawled out around me, and produced a second set, available again at Needles & Pens. Dreamscapes is now for sale at their new location:
Where: Needles & Pens, 1173 Valencia St. b/w 22nd & 23rd St.
Open daily, 12-7pm
Last Saturday, with only a shoulder bag in tow, I hopped on my bike to cover some ground for SF Open Studios Weekend 4. The air was warm, especially for November, and I had hours to go until the studios closed for the day. It turned out going on the early side worked in my favor, because I got to spend time talking to the artists I visited before the turnouts increased. I’m always glad when I learn the story behind work (I guess that over letting ‘the work speak for itself,’ although they’re not mutually exclusive). Continue reading
This weekend I ventured around SoMA during a sunshower and a Worldseries game just blocks away for my first time at Art Span’s SF Open Studios. This annual event is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country. It’s 4 weekends long and features over 900 local artists in their studios. Continue reading