Accident – A Photography Exhibition at PHOTO Gallery - Features Sixteen Bay Area Photographers

Curated by Oakland Museum of California senior curator Rene de Guzman and sponsored by the Bay Area Photographers Collective (BAPC), Accident reveals elusive circumstances and happy accidents
May 2, 2012 - PRLog -- OAKLAND, Calif., May 2, 2012 – Work by sixteen members of the Bay Area Photographers Collective has been chosen for an exhibition entitled “Accident,” to be shown at PHOTO Gallery in Oakland.

“Accident” will open on May 17, with an Artists’ Reception on May 19. The show will run through June 30, 2012.

Curator for the show is Rene de Guzman, senior curator at the Oakland Museum of California.  In addition to his position at the Oakland Museum, de Guzman is an adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts where he teaches curatorial practice.

Discussing the theme for the exhibit de Guzman said, “No other art form requires such precise coming together of chance, perception, and the mechanical means to make a good photograph. Conditions have to be right; the artist must have the experience and vision to recognize potential; and a camera must be at the ready to capture the subject.”

“The photographs I’ve selected are all consequences of this collision of factors. In no way should this diminish our regard for the artists however. They have played their part well to cultivate and then activate the fertile conditions from which good work arises. Through these artistic efforts, we are afforded the fine images before us born of elusive circumstances and happy accidents.”

Rene de Guzman will give a talk on the exhibition Accident, on June 1.

Artists selected for the exhibit:
Tom De Carlo
Adrienne Defendi
Anthony Delgado
Linda Fitch
Ingeborg Gerdes
Ralf Hillebrand
Barbara Kyne
Eric Larson
Thomas Lavin
Erin Malone
John Martin
Charlotte ibtas Neil
Heather Polley
Ari Salomon
Kirk Thompson
Gary Weiner

To see examples of the photographers’ work, please visit the Member’s Gallery:
May 17, 2012 – Exhibition Opens
May 19 – Artists Reception, 7pm to 10pm
June 1 – Art Murmur First Friday Reception
June 1 – Curator talk, 6pm
June 30 – Exhibition Closes

Receptions and Curator talk are free.

PHOTO Gallery is located at 473 25th Street in Oakland

About BAPC
We are a nonprofit organization committed to building a community of photographers. Our work ranges from fine art to documentary, color to black and white, traditional darkroom to digital imaging. We nurture each other’s professional and artistic growth through member activities such as artist talks, portfolio reviews, workshops, salons, and exhibitions. Please visit the gallery to view our members’ work. If you’re interested in joining, please review the membership information. And please check out our public programs—all are welcome to attend.
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