Curated by Hal Fischer
January 21 – March 3, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 23, 2016, 1-4pm
Curator Hal Fischer will give a Talk about the exhibition at the reception.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday 4 – 9pm, Thursday 1pm – 9pm, Saturday 12 – 5pm, Sunday 12 – 6pm
Location: Harvey Milk Photography Center 50 Scott Street, San Francisco CA 94117
ABOUT THE SHOW
A group exhibition of Bay Area Photographers Collective artists curated by Hal Fischer
The ability to perceive motion is fundamental to our human capacity to interpret, adapt to, and shape our environment. The camera, designed to capture a single moment in time, would appear poorly suited to the recording of movement, whether subtle or dramatic, fast or slow. Yet some of the most iconic photography in history does just that: it captures objects and people in motion, and does so in ways that stir the mind and heart. In this exhibition, we present photographs in which motion is a central theme. Some blur while others stop the action cold. In some images, the viewer is moving while the subject remains still. Ironically, the very lack of motion where we expect it, or the very slight hint of motion where the scene is otherwise still, provides a motive force in the image.
Anthony Delgado anthonydelgado.com
Linda Fitch lindafitch.com
Steve Goldband & Ellen Konar goldband.com
Ralf Hillebrand http://ralfhillebrand.sites.livebooks.com
Thomas Lavin Alan Ostreicher http://www.alanostreicher.com
Ari Salomon http://arisalomon.com
Mitsu Yoshikawa http://www.mitsuyoshikawa-image.com
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Over a career spanning nearly four decades, Hal Fischer has been a working artist, art critic, and museum professional. His seminal photo-language work, Gay Semiotics, was first exhibited in 1977 in San Francisco and published as a monograph by NFS Press the following year. Today Gay Semiotics is regarded as one of the most significant works associated with 1970s California conceptual photography. Gay Semiotics was re-issued this year as a limited edition portfolio and a second edition of the book was released in September. Fischer’s work has been widely exhibited and is featured in both public and private collections. In the 1970s, Fischer’s reviews and articles on photography appeared in such journals as Artweek, Artforum, and Afterimage. The recipient of NEA fellowships in both photography and criticism, in 1977, Fischer, along with Craig Morey, gained nonprofit status for San Francisco Camerawork and assembled that organization’s first volunteer board. In an unusual déjà vu, in 2010, Fischer was appointed interim director of Camerawork and in that capacity, spearheaded the organization’s move to San Francisco’s mid-Market district. In 1984, Fischer embarked on a career as an independent museum consultant. His practice included key long-term client associations, most notably the Timken Museum of Art, where he has served as Director of Exhibitions and Publications from 1985 to 2007, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, where he directed special projects, including major international loan exhibitions and interpretive planning for the Asian Art Museum’s Civic Center home. Fischer lives in San Francisco and is represented by Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles.
See curator Hal Fischer’s Talk about the exhibition here:
HARVEY MILK PHOTO CENTER
Dave Christensen, Director
Celebrating 75 years, the Harvey Milk Photo Center is the oldest and largest community darkroom west of the Mississippi, and is part of the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. Harvey Milk Photo Center is located at 50 Scott Street, in Duboce Park, in the lower level of the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts building. We also offer a Digital Lab at our facility to our members. We have been in our current location since 1953. All exhibits, lectures, special events, memberships, are offered to the public. Our wide selection of classes and workshops are taught by working professionals within the industry, in both fine arts and commercial photography. And we offer scholarship programs for anyone interested in taking classes and workshops. HMPC is a non-profit agency.