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WaterWorks - A Photography Exhibition at Art Studios and Gallery - Features Bay Area Photographers
Curated by Ed Carey (Gallery 291) and sponsored by the Bay Area Photographers Collective, “WaterWorks” represents water in multiple forms and many moods (from abstract, elusive, moody, mesmerizing, and transcendent, to literal and quotidian.)
Curator for the show is Ed Carey, Director and Owner of Gallery 291.
Discussing the theme for the exhibit Carey said, “Few subjects in art history have been portrayed more frequently than water. From primitive cave drawings to the water wall in Bill Viola’s ‘Ocean Without a Shore’ video, water has captured the artistic imagination.
It is not difficult to understand the artist’s attraction. Water is beautiful, awe-inspiring, universal, mesmerizing, mutable, life giving and life sustaining, a source of recreation and pleasure, a luxury and a scarce and sacred resource. Our affinity to water is visual, sensual and tactile. And it is also essential. Our blood is chemically similar to seawater. Our bodies, like the surface of the planet, are both about sixty-five percent water. And our life form originated in water. We wonder how the meanings we find in these water images resonate with our eternal longing to return to our original habitat – the sea.”
Ed Carey will give a talk on the exhibition “WaterWorks,”
Artists selected for the exhibit:
To see examples of the photographers’
July 7, 2012 – Exhibition Opens, Artists Reception, 7 PM to 9 PM
July 28 – Curator talk, 3 to 5 PM
July 28 – Exhibition Closes
Reception and Curator talk are free.
Arc Studios and Gallery is located at 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Arc’s regular business hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 12-5 PM, Saturdays 12- 3 PM.
See More Work by Selected BAPC Members off the Main Gallery in our “MarketPlace”
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.