CHRIS FRASER, Revolving Doors, 16 March 2015, 11:08:38 PM, Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches. Edition of 10.
Taken by the artist, Chris Fraser of his unique installation, Revolving Door, 2015. For this unique work, Fraser had carefully considered the history, geography, and architecture of SF Camerawork’s gallery in the design of a large, camera obscura-like structure comprised of pivoting doors. This installation was interactive, inviting viewers to enter and manipulate a maze-like configuration mimicking the internal mechanisms of a camera. The structure and its design stand as a metaphor for the rapid demographic changes in SF Camerawork’s immediate Mid-Market neighborhood.
Fraser works in an individualistic and conceptual mode. His practice has its roots in straight photography but is evolving into increasingly theoretical engagements with photographic concepts. Fraser creates relational environments and sculptures in which viewers’ bodies interact with and transform effects of light, and explore the boundaries of action, movement, and perception. A lecturer in the studio art department at Mills College, where he received his MFA in 2010, Fraser participated in the 2013 Venice Biennale, is currently a Lucas Artist Fellow at the Montalvo Arts Cente, and has received the Eureka/Fleishacker Fellowship, artist residencies at Djerassi, KALA, and Headlands, and The Jay DeFeo Prize.