Solo Exhibition: Magda Rodrigues “EAT CAT FOOD”


Most people do not know what it looks and feels like to be inside buildings like the abandoned barracks on Treasure Island. I hope my pictures will offer a glimpse into a world that most of us would like to ignore and maybe bring up questions about our values. I hope this will also allow people to see the beauty that still exists in the most extraordinary places and people.

Magda Rodrigues
On display at Gallery Obscura
Jan 30 – Feb 24, 2018

Reception: February 1st, 6-8pm

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Fall 2017 Barbara Stewart Scholarship Winner and Honorable Mentions

Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Barbara Stewart Scholarship Winner and honorable mentions!

Self Portrait as Theme
Winners currently on display in Gallery Obscura

Winner ($250 scholarship):
Sony Maharjan

Honorable Mentions:
Rodney Doty
Monica Hayden
Vilerx Perez
Charleston Pierce
Setareh Rasouli
Timothy Woo

Slide show of all entries:

Solo Exhibition of Spring 2017 Cherkis Scholarship Recipient: Adam Field


In this work, I explore the contemporary relationship between man and nature. Specifically, I photographed abandoned objects and places along a stretch of fence in West Oakland. My work seeks to mine the emotional consequences of our lost innocence and disassociation from the natural world.

Black and White Photographs by the Spring 2017 Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship Recipient:
Adam Field

On display at Gallery Obscura
November 6th – December 2nd, 2017

Artist Reception November 30, 6-8pm


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Solo Exhibition: Hiromichi Matsudaira “Experimental”


My photographic works explore a new possibility of photographs. Some are embodied with multiple-exposure, and the others are enhanced by chemical manipulations in the darkroom. Using urban architecture and street as a visual metaphor, I created this series of experimental photography.

Hiromichi Matsudaira 
On display at Gallery Obscura
October 17th – 31st, 2017

Reception: Wednesday, Oct 25th, 6-8pm

Hiromichi Matsudaira

Hiromichi Matsudaira, Untitled, silver gelatin print


CCSF Photo Club’s Group Exhibition – “Quiet”



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Solo Exhibition: Goh Takaya “When The Mind Becomes Pure”

When The Mind Become Pure

This is a series of conceptual, B&W portrait photography. Shooting was with an old manual film camera, processing film was with chemicals of my choice, and printing was on papers with gelatin silver emulsion. From shooting to printing, all processes were done without computer, but by my hands. The concept is to see the purity of the mind within us. I looked for people at work with passions and senses of responsibility, radiating their purer state of mind which can be said Zen-kind. Hoping to inspire viewers for the merit of mindfulness, and for the subtle joy of quietness

Goh Takaya  
On display at Gallery Obscura
August 23 – September 15, 2017

Reception: Thursday, August 31, 6-8pm

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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