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Andréanne Michon,  Index 8

Andréanne Michon, Index 8

PHOTOALLIANCE LECTURE SERIES:
ANDRÉANNE MICHON AND ASPEN MAYS

Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Location: SFAI, Osher Lecture Hall
(800 Chestnut Street at Jones Street)
Tickets: $15
Show your SF Camerawork Member Card at the door and bring a guest for free!

Please join us at SFAI for a PhotoAlliance Lecture Series with Aspen Mays and SF Camerawork exhibiting artist Andréanne Michon (Colliding, April 11 - June 8, 2019).

Art Papers describes Aspen Mays' work as standing in deft opposition to the technology we have come to rely on for answers, putting faith not in complex databases and rapidly evolving technology, but rather in the ability of everyday objects and materials to spark our imagination. In doing so, she re-imagines the world around us, finding new possibilities in the commonplace.

Toronto-based artist Andréanne Michon has developed a photographic practice that incorporates a series of exchanges between traditional mediums, incorporating straight photography, printmaking, video, sound, sculpture, and pyrogravure. Michon’s processes, which depend on chemical reactions, pressure, heat, darkness, and light, parallel the processes that drive environmental change. These photographic processes, which transmute materials into new substances, seek to interpret geological formations and investigate the earth’s evolution. Film is transformed by heat into undulating sculptures, and carved outlines on linoleum blocks are transformed into lustrous silver gelatin prints. The resulting abstracted images and manipulated objects are photographic meditations on tectonic, volcanic, and cataclysmic forces.

 
Peter Merts presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

Peter Merts presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

APRIL MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
6 – 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly members’ critiques. This is a great opportunity to receive direct feedback from SF Camerawork’s staff and wider photographic community.  If you are interested in participating in the April critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org.

 Become a member or renew your membership here.

 
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MEMBER FOR A DAY
Sunday, April 14, 2019

SF Camerawork members can enjoy exhibitions across the Bay Area for free! Want to check out Johannes Brus at SFMOMA or Pushing West: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell at the Oakland Museum of California? Now is the time!

Choose among your favorites from the following Bay Area institutions who have joined together to offer SF Camerawork members free admission! Present your SF Camerawork Member card for two free admissions per membership at each location; some restrictions apply.

Thinking about becoming a member? Join here


PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS
Asian Art Museum
BAMPFA
Cartoon Art Museum
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - de young and Legion of Honor (surcharge for special exhibition)
Museum of African Diaspora
Museum of Craft and Design
Oakland Museum of California
(small surcharge for special exhibition)
SFMOMA
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
The Walt Disney Family Museum

 
Spread from  Sanaz Mazinani: Signal to Noise  featuring  Dark Sight

Spread from Sanaz Mazinani: Signal to Noise featuring Dark Sight

BOOK SIGNING WITH SANAZ MAZINANI
Sanaz Mazinani: Signal to Noise
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Book Signing: 1:30 - 2:30, 1275 Minnesota St, Upper Gallery
Panel Discussion: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 1275 Minnesota St, Lounge

Artist Sanaz Mazinani will sign copies of her hardcover book Signal to Noise, which was produced by SF Camerawork and designed by Bob Aufuldish.  This book elegantly presents the breadth of Mazinani’s work as it was installed at the SF Camerawork gallery in 2017. 40 full-color reproductions capture natural light effects and provide full frame and detail treatments of Mazinani’s intricate photographic wall sculptures. Sanaz Mazinani's multi-disciplinary work wields the transformative power of beauty and exploits the means by which repetition affects our association with visual information.

Sanaz Mazinani's work will be featured in Minnesota Street Project's main gallery as part of the exhibition Once at Present (March 29 - April 20, 2019), curated by Kevin B. Chen and Taraneh Hemami.  Following the book signing, a discussion with Once at Present artists, Shiva Ahmadi, Abbas Akhavan, Taravat Talepasand, and Sanaz Mazinani, moderated by Marc Mayer will take place in the downstairs Minnesota Street Project Lounge from 3:00 - 5:00 PM.

Copies of the book can be purchased here.

 
Left: Andréanne Michon,  Matrix Pyrogravure Embossing 2  (Detail), Right: Jennifer Brandon,  Dislocation  (Detail)

Left: Andréanne Michon, Matrix Pyrogravure Embossing 2 (Detail), Right: Jennifer Brandon, Dislocation (Detail)

OPENING RECEPTION
Jennifer Brandon & Andréanne Michon: Colliding
Thursday, April 11, 2019
6 – 8 PM

 Please join us for the opening reception of our exhibition Colliding, featuring the work of artists Jennifer Brandon and Andréanne Michon.

This exhibition is supported by The Bernard Osher Foundation, Fleishacker Foundation , and L’imprimerie centre d’artistes.

Read more about the exhibition here.

 
Pamela Gentile presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

Pamela Gentile presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

MARCH MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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 from SF Camerawork’s staff and wider photographic community. If you are interested in participating in the March critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org with the subject line “March Members’ Critique.”

Become a member or renew your membership here.

 
Tanya Habjouqa,  The Last Image of Abu Abdullah

Tanya Habjouqa, The Last Image of Abu Abdullah

ARTIST TALK: TANYA HABJOUQA
Practice in Visual Storytelling Part II:
Intimacy of Place & Tools of Telling

Location: Apple Store, Union Square
(300 Post Street, San Francisco)
Saturday, March 2, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Photographer Tanya Habjouqa will explore the ways you can move your photography beyond a linear narrative and create a "felt experience" for your audience. Tanya encourages photographers to transcend previous notions of documentary into a new terrain incorporating humane, personal, collaboration into the unexpected.

 
Tanya Habjouqa, from the series  Tomorrow There Will be Apricots

Tanya Habjouqa, from the series Tomorrow There Will be Apricots

ARTIST TALK: TANYA HABJOUQA
Practices in Visual Storytelling Part i:
Politics of Place & Rabbit Holes

Location: SF Camerawork
(1011 Market Street, Fl 2, San Francisco)
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6 - 8 PM

In this session, Tanya Habjouqa will share unseen new work, tackling issues from Palestine, Israel, and Syrian refugee diaspora in unexpected ways. She will discuss her attempts to dig deeper into the politics of a place, through blending and overturning competing narratives, and her use of evidentiary and metaphorical approaches.

 
Peter Merts presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

Peter Merts presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

FEBRUARY MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6 - 8 PM

All our current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly members’ critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback from SF Camerawork’s staff and wider photographic community. If you are interested in participating in the February critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org with the subject line “February Members’ Critique.”

Become a member or renew your membership here.

 
Pamela Gentile presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

Pamela Gentile presents work at the SFC Members’ Critique

JANUARY MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
6 - 8 PM

All our current members or SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly members’ critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback from SF Camerawork’s staff and wider photographic community. If you are interested in participating in the January critique, please email kristina@sfcamerawork.org with the subject line “January Members’ Critique.”

Become a member or renew your membership here.

 
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ARTIST TALK: GOHAR DASHTI
In Conversation with curator Peggy Sue Amison
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
6 - 8 PM

Please join us in the gallery for an artist talk with Iranian photographer Gohar Dashti and curator Peggy Sue Amison. Amison will introduce the current exhibition In Transit, which challenges accepted misconceptions about immigration in order to tell a more human story about citizenship in our era of mass migrations. Exhibiting artist Gohar Dashti will speak about her series Stateless, which focuses on the relationships between nature and home and raises questions about whether home is a physical or psychological place.

 
Daniel Castro Garcia, from the series  I Peri N’Tera

Daniel Castro Garcia, from the series I Peri N’Tera

OPENING RECEPTION
In Transit
Thursday, January 24, 2019
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Thursday, January 24th from 6 to 8 PM for the Opening Reception of our exhibition In Transit, featuring the work of George Awde, Daniel Castro Garcia, Gohar Dashti, Tanya Habjouqa, and Stefanie Zofia Schulz. Curated by Peggy Sue Amison, this exhibition challenges accepted misconceptions about immigration and otherness in order to tell a more human story of what constitutes citizenship in the wake of the enormous migrations to Europe. 

This exhibition is supported by Lensculture and the Bernard Osher Foundation.

You can read more about this exhibition here.

 
From the SFC Fine Print Program, Lisa Robinson’s  Fault  from the series  Snowbound

From the SFC Fine Print Program, Lisa Robinson’s Fault from the series Snowbound

WINTER HOLIDAY HOURS
December 23, 2018 - January 7, 2019

SF Camerawork will be closed for the holidays December 23rd through January 7th.  The gallery will reopen with our current exhibition I am to see to it that I do not lose you, featuring photographers Orestes Gonzalez and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on Tuesday, January 8th.

 

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