BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:The Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to \nannounce an exhibition of photographs by Jerry Burchard\, Debbie Fleming\ nCaffery and Linda Foard Roberts. This exhibition presents artists who\npro duce black and white images of elusive and sometimes highly intimate\noccur rences - shadowy portraits in Mexican brothels\, evanescent streaks\nof lig ht in a Moroccan nightscape\, or deeply charged metonymic symbols\nof perso nal dealings with the fragility of life. The dark and often\nsubjective ima geries of these photographers describe personal\nlandscapes that are more u niversal than they may initially appear.
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\nJerry Burchard has described his photography as the "unconscious\nrendering of light as advent." His blurry nocturnal images from the\n1970s portray places as dis parate as Bangkok\, Casablanca\, Agadir\, San\nFrancisco and his hometown o f Rochester\, NY\, and share a similar notion\nof the photographer recordin g the serendipitous play of light within\nhis camera. The surreal blurs and streaks animate the already seductive\narchitecture and foliage of Burchar d's sites\, creating less a portrait\nof a place than the photographer's re veries within it.
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\nBurchard received his B.F.A. degree in pho tography from the California\nSchool of Fine Arts in 1960 and has taught at the San Francisco Art\nInstitute since 1966. He is a recipient of 1976 and 1979 grants from\nthe National Endowment of the Arts. Burchard had one-per son exhibitions\nat Addison Gallery of American Art and Corcoran Gallery in 1978. His\nwork was included in "Beat Culture and the New America\, 1950-1 965"\nwhich originated at the Whitney Museum in 1995 and traveled to the de \nYoung Museum.
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\nDebbie Fleming Caffery's images of Me xican prostitutes at once\nrecall E.J. Bellocq's Storyville photographs\, 1 8th century odalisque\nportraits and other renderings of the "exotic" witho ut overt\nfetishization or forgetting the gravity of the women's situations . This\nmost recent collection of her images also calls on Catholic iconogr aphy\n- originating both in Caffery's upbringing and the daily lives of the \nMexicans she photographs - and creates a tenuous navigation of belief\nsy stems and basic human desires.
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\nCaffery has exhibited throug hout Europe\, Japan and the United States. Her most recent monograph\, The Spirit &\; The Flesh\nwas published this year by Radius Books. S he received her B.F.A from\nThe San Francisco Art Institute in 1975 and was the recipient of a\nGuggenheim Fellowship in 2005.
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\nLinda Foard Roberts's images explore the iconography of life's\ntransformati ons using large-format negatives and antique lenses.\nCombined with the vig netted\, oval printing\, her Passage series recalls early historical photographs while rendering intensely personal imagery.
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\nFoa rd Roberts holds an MFA from Arizona State University. Her work is\nin the permanent collections of Bank of America\, Fidelity Investments\,\nThe Greg g Museum of Art in Raleigh and the Mint Museum in Charlotte\,\nNC. She is a recipient of a 2008 North Carolina Visual Artist\nFellowship Grant
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\nPlease contact the gallery at 415.421.0122 or press@kochgallery.com for more information.
DTEND:20090822 DTSTAMP:20141021T224221 DTSTART:20090702 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Robert Koch Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 550\nSan Francisco\, CA 94 108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:GROUP SHOW\, Jerry Burchard\, Debbie Fleming Caffery\, Linda Foard Roberts UID:60431 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20090702T193000 DTSTAMP:20141021T224221 DTSTART:20090702T173000 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Robert Koch Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 550\nSan Francisco\, CA 94 108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:GROUP SHOW\, Jerry Burchard\, Debbie Fleming Caffery\, Linda Foard Roberts UID:60432 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR