Alternate Realities: Mixed Media Photographs from CCSF Students

Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th St. (near Alabama St.) San Francisco, CA

tel. 415 282 9246
12-8pm daily, closed Tuesdays
Exhibition dates: Sep 11– Oct 31, 2014
Opening reception: Sep 11, 2014 6.30 – 8pm (Thursday)

Alternate Realities is a student-run show featuring the work produced during Spring 2014 as part of the course PH86 Mixed Media and the Photographic Image in the Photography Department at the City College of San Francisco.

The artists transform self-made and appropriated images and objects to achieve new interpretations through a variety of alternative photographic processes and mediums. The images, which are one of a kind, explore creative expression through sometimes unexpected results. Through Gum printing, sun exposures, Cyanotypes, Van Dykes, paints, tints, glue transfers and unexpected subject matter, the work pushes us to look at these images and objects in different ways.

The course, PH86 is taught by Gillian Spragens each Spring and is an exploration of the photographic image, exposing students to the concept of manipulation of the original to reveal forms of expression which are unattainable through straight photography. Emphasis is given not only to established non-silver processes, but also to the integration of more contemporary mediums. The course transfers to CSUs.

The students below participating in Alternate Realities seek to connect with the larger community, in order to showcase CCSFs diverse photography department. The show is particularly relevant at this time as the school itself reflects on itself as an educational institution.

Rese Cohen
Laura Downey
Beatriz Escobar
Ludmila Kukalová
Haley Mannix
Antony Ngo
Naomi Onaga
Pam Tristam
Briana Shewan
Amberly Vigil
Michael Walters
Emi Williams

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