Exhibition Dates: October 10 - December 20, 2019
Reception: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6 - 8 PM
Artist Talk: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6 - 8 PM
Geneva is an ongoing photographic series by San Francisco photographer Kari Orvik that offers a glimpse into the Outer Mission neighborhood at the corner of Mission Street and Geneva Avenue, the location of her tintype portrait studio. The exhibition is both a personal inquiry and a documentary project across multiple photographic formats: from wetplate collodion images on metal, glass and acrylic, to traditional silver gelatin prints, to color and digital portraits and landscapes.
Kari Orvik is a San Francisco photographer who engages with her surroundings through film and the historic photographic process of wetplate collodion, which she uses in both traditional and experimental ways. A graduate of Stanford University with an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, her work has been exhibited at the Oakland Museum of California, the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, and at the Headland Center for the Arts, where she held a graduate fellowship. She was selected as an artist-in-residence at Recology SF and Rayko Photo Center, and has received grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the SF Foundation’s Murphy and Cadogan scholarship. She teaches photography at City College of San Francisco and the San Francisco Art Institute, and operates her own tintype portrait studio in the outer Mission in San Francisco.