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SF Camerawork

Exhibition Detail
Curated by: Joanne Chan, Jeanne Chen
1011 Market Street
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

February 20th, 2001 - March 24th, 2001
February 20th, 2001 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spacey. , Heather SparksHeather Sparks, Spacey. ,
2001, digital scan of hair, manipulated to resemble Hubble Telescope photo, prints variable sizes
© heather sparks
Cosmogenic, Heather SparksHeather Sparks, Cosmogenic,
2001, Digital print. Skin scan, digitally manipulated to mimic images of from hubble telescope, 64" x 36"
© heather sparks
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415 512 2020
Wed-Sat 12-5 ; and by appointment
sculpture, modern, figurative, abstract, surrealism, landscape, conceptual, performance, video-art, installation, digital, mixed-media, photography

Flesh showcases four emerging Bay Area artists who explore the corporeality of the body - both animal and human - in new and startling ways. These artists reflect on the body as architecture, vessel, barrier, and cover, heightening our awareness of places both inside and outside the body’s boundaries.

Jeanne Friscia begins with close-ups of mammalian flesh - meat, fish, and poultry – and works digitally to create lavish kaleidoscopic patterns and disturbing textiles. Jenny Rosenberg molds meat into familiar compositions of childhood, adolescence, and milestone moments in human life - and death. Her work appropriates pre-existing models of photography such as the double take portrait and the baby portrait and takes them to a deeply macabre level. Heather Sparks peers into the textures of skin and hair, transforming these explorations through magnification into visions of the planetary skies. By forging a new cosmology from her own body, she collapses the boundary between interior self and outside world. Tina Wolfe also considers skin as boundary of our psychological space, demarcating the distinction between subject/self and object/other. Wolfe physicalizes this separation by transfering images of skin onto polyurethane "curtains" which hang in the gallery space, creating a liminal zone where public and private realms overlap.

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