A six-week social media takeover by photographer Lindsey White
Every Thursday from November 9 through December 14, San Francisco-based photographer and baseball enthusiast Lindsey White will post a ”baseball video” on the SFAC Galleries Facebook and Instagram pages. Organized in conjunction with our current City Hall exhibition Fantasy Life by Tabitha Soren, this video series looks at baseball from all angles presenting, as Soren does, the stories that surround the game more than the game itself. As the title of the series suggests, these videos will not be pitched to you in a straight forward manner but will take you on an unexpected journey exploring the ideas around baseball, the culture and the game itself.
Week 1: Thursday, November 9
Roseanne Barr Sings the National Anthem
A female stand-up comedian takes on nationalism and masculinity on the pitcher's mound. Genius. Let's get this series launched! Play ball!
Week 2: Thursday, November 16
William Wegman's Dog Baseball
"Dog Baseball can be a lot of fun if you like dogs. And I like dogs. I really like dogs. We don't play for money or glamour or anything. We just like to have fun. We think THIS is fun."
Week 3: Thursday, November 23
Matt Cain Destroys Things Mid Air
For your Thanksgiving pleasure, wash it all down with a deep dish pizza! Feel the pure force of recently retired SF Giants pitcher, Matt Cain's perfect pitch. Baseball highlights at its finest!
Week 4: Thursday, November 30
Who's on First? by Abbott and Costello
This maddening yet classic sketch on word play and spectatorship never fails to entertain! I can't help but relate this much needed dose of comic relief to our current political climate where names, actions, fact, and fiction collide into one convoluted garbage heap.
Week 5: Thursday, December 7
OUSD Honor Band Takes a Knee
Proving yet again that youth lead the way, the Oakland Unified School District honor band takes a knee at an Oakland A's game.
Week 6: Thursday, December 14
Mo'ne Davis Can Do Anything
Mo'ne Davis can do anything a man can do. She was the first girl to earn a win in the Little League World Series and to pitch a shut out in post season. Maybe, it's time for you to throw like a 13 year old girl.
Lindsey White is an artist, educator, SF Giants lover, and President of the Jon Miller Fan Club. She has exhibited at venues such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries; Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; ACME., Los Angeles; The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Oregon; and Museum Bärengasse, Zurich. White was recently awarded SFMOMA's 2017 SECA Award and residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California, and Kala Art Institute, Berkeley. White is also a co-founder of the para-curatorial experiment Will Brown. She lives and works in San Francisco.