Personal Landmarks, a poster series by Jennifer Durrant

Personal Landmarks on Market Street

Poster from “Personal Landmarks” series by Jennifer Durrant

Poster from “Personal Landmarks” series by Jennifer Durrant

Pedestrians who visit the Market Street neighborhood on a consistent basis may grow attached to various features of this particular urban environment: the entryway of City Hall, a musician in a BART station, a certain bench, or a stretch of abandoned train tracks. It is in passing such spaces that our lives unfold, including events both mundane and significant. Occasionally, seeing a certain spot triggers a memory, becoming a personal landmark.

Artist Jennifer Durrant has created a series of posters titled Personal Landmarks for the Art on Market Street Program, with photographs of six Market Street pedestrians and their personal landmarks on or near Market Street. The posters will be exhibited from November 13, 2006 to February 15, 2007 on the pedestrian side of 24 triangular kiosks on Market Street between Van Ness and the Embarcadero.

Jennifer Durrant creates thematic photographic series, such as The Love Project Confessions, exhibited in 2005 at the Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, Florida, and the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Her I See Art You Blind? series was exhibited at the Simile Gallery in Brussels, Belgium in 2001.

The Art on Market Street Program brings contemporary art by Bay Area artists to San Francisco’s main thoroughfare.

The San Francisco Arts Commission Art on Market Street Program is funded in part by the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency and CBS Outdoor.

Contact: Judy Moran, 415/252-2586

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