Solo Exhibition: Gian Arcadio Marianella “Shajarat al-Tûba”

Shajarat al-Tûba

Panoramic black and white mural prints of the foothills of the Himalayas.

Gian Arcadio Marianella  
On display at Gallery Obscura
May 03 – June 17, 2017

Reception: Thursday, May 11th, 6-8pm


Solo Exhibition of Fall 2016 Cherkis Scholarship Recipient – Simone Mancini

Noir Rome
Photography by Simone Mancini
Noir vision of the street life of Rome.

On display at Gallery Obscura
March 23 – April 22, 2017
Gallery Reception: April 6th, 6-9pm 

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Solo Exhibition: Tom Risser “Infrared Images of Yosemite”

Infrared Images of Yosemite

A series of infrared landscapes shot in Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Valley

Photography by Tom Risser
On display at Gallery Obscura
February 15, 2017 – March 18, 2017

Reception: Tuesday, February 25, 5:30-7:30pm

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Fall 2016 Barbara Stewart Scholarship Winner and Honorable Mentions

Winners On View in Obscura Gallery:
Dec 5th – 17th, 2016
Gallery Obscura, Ocean Campus, Photography Department, CCSF

Winner ($250 scholarship):
Mary McMonigle

Honorable Mentions:
Kelly Conner
Soyoung Lee
Brittany Malm
Grace Norcini

Slideshow of all the entries:

Solo Exhibition: Yuri Uemura “Flower Condition”

Flower Condition

I picked each flower to capture the instantaneous epiphanies. In seeing this short life and all its conditions, I firmly believe that I am not afraid of life or death, nor anything in between or after death.

Photography by Yuri Uemura
On display at Gallery Obscura
November 21th – December 3rd, 2016

Reception: Tuesday November 22nd, 6:30-8:00pm

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Solo Exhibition: Long Cheng “Strangers”


Shadows are strangers, interesting and mysterious. When I look at them in my photographs, I wonder who they are and what they are doing. They could be anyone, maybe the one somewhere in my heart. Even though they are all one dark shade, they are very emotional for me. Because they are only shadows, they can fit to anyone who has the same feeling. I hope they can be the thing that can lead viewers to somewhere in their hearts.

Photography by Long Cheng
On display at Gallery Obscura
October 19th – November 19th, 2016

Reception: Wednesday October 26th, 6-7 pm

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Solo Exhibition of Spring 2016 Cherkis Scholarship Recipient – Joseph Johnston

Struggling with Addictions

Photographs: Joseph Johnston
Paintings: Francisco Rosas Pulido

On display at Gallery Obscura
September 12th – October 15th, 2016
Gallery Reception September 22nd, 4-7pm

There is no one I can talk to about Francisco…not my sisters or my old friends (they want nothing to do with him and no longer visit us), not our neighbors, nor the people I work with. Francisco is an alcoholic and drug addict. We no longer invite people over to our house because we don’t know what state he will be in.  Our lives would be easier if Francisco was living somewhere else, but pushing him out would mean he would join the ranks of troubled homeless people. This is the story of his/our struggle.

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