When light becomes form

When Light Becomes Form: Processing Photography

Saturday, February 19, 2022
Event Time 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. PT
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When light becomes form

Saturday, February 19, 2022 to Thursday, March 31, 2022

How do we consider what makes a photograph in this time of merging and diverging technologies? Every photograph, regardless of format or process, begins with and can be simplified to being a product of light, time, and materiality – the recording of the image. When Light Becomes Form: Processing Photography explores a variety of unconventionally innovative, and sometimes antiquated, photographic techniques, and celebrates the subjectivity of the definition of photography. By reframing the way photography is traditionally presented, the exhibition highlights the way these ten artists tangibly shape light using the conceptual tool of time. Featuring Lisa K. Blatt, Rachelle Bussières, Adam Chin, Binh Danh, Chris Duncan, Amy Elkins, Kija Lucas, Felix Quintana, Ron Moultrie Saunders, and Andrew Wilson. Also featured is a selection of work by students who participated in the Fall 2021 Alternative Processes photography class with Sean McFarland: Ruby Connely Schneider, Mary Evans, Madison Ivy, Eloise Kelsey, Ray Li, Diane Perez, Stephanie Kate, Mayra Muñoz and Giovanni Ricondo. The exhibition is organized by Sharon E. Bliss, Kevin B. Chen, and Sean McFarland.

This is a free exhibition. Advanced reservations are required, along with masks and proof of vaccination. Please reserve a time to visit the exhibition.

Opening reception: Saturday, February 1, 1 to 3 p.m.

Associated Events:

In-person talk with Felix Quintana and Ron Moultrie Saunders, co-sponsored with PhotoAlliance, Friday, February 18  at 7p.m., at the SF Art Institute. Use this link for information and tickets.

Zoom conversation between Binh Danh, Kija Lucas, and Andrew Wilson. Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m.

Zoom meeting ID: 857 8858 5120  Passcode: 781313

Zoom meeting link


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