You Look Familiar Presented by the SFAC Gallery Art in City Hall Program and PhotoAlliance

Jackson Nichols, Junior Queen, Stevinson, CA, 2009

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6, 5:30-7:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: October 6, 2011 – January 6, 2012
Location: San Francisco City Hall, ground floor

The SFAC Gallery Art in City Hall Program, in partnership with PhotoAlliance invited submissions of photographic works from Bay Area artists that explore what it means to be part of a group, culture or association. The work included in the show depicts groups of people who share activities, identities, locations or some form of common ground. How do we look familiar to the people who share our passions and interests? From fashionistas to sports fans, and from mountain climbers to rockabilly swing dancers, how do we identify people who look familiar to each other? If familiar faces are not present in the photographs, what kind of residues do groups leave or what objects could be attached to a place as a signifier of a shared activity or event?  What kind of places or objects define a group?

Exhibiting Artists: Sarah Christianson, Robert Cortlandt, Barbara Hazen, Dennis Hearne, Yoni Klein, Lisa Levine, Neeley Main, Karen Massing, Jeffrey Michaels, Jackson Nichols, David Pace, Kristen Perkins, Sarah Podles, Shane Powers, Joshua Smith, Robyn Twomey, Raphael Villet, Gary Yost, Jin Zhu

Jurors for You Look Familiar
Dana Hemenway, Events and Exhibition Coordinator, Root Division
Thom Sempere, Executive Director, PhotoAlliance
Alice Shaw, photographer
Meg Shiffler, Gallery Director, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

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