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Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Cara Barer and Pang-Chieh Hsu
545 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

April 4th, 2012 - May 19th, 2012
April 4th, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Apropos, Cara BarerCara Barer, Apropos,
2012, archival digital photograph face mounted to plexi, 20 x 48 inches
© Cara Barer
Mon-Fri 9-5, Saturdays by appointment.




Contact: Jennifer Draughon

Andrea Schwartz Gallery

525 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

415.495.2090 – Phone           

415.495.2094 – Fax


Cara Barer and Pang-Chieh Hsu

April 4 – May 19, 2012

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 5:30 - 7:30 PM


Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a two-person exhibition featuring new work by Cara Barer and Pang-Chieh Hsu, with an opening reception held on Wednesday, April 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.


“This project is about the masses of information – more specifically, the overload of information in our lives. These latest images, and the text incorporated into them, symbolically represent the aural and visual bombardment we experience everyday.                                                – Cara Barer


Cara Barer began her book project over six years ago. In this new body of work, Barer is concerned with the bombardment of data through ever expanding forms of media.  Barer photographs this information overload in stacks of sensationalized headlines and bundles of newspapers as she questions our ability to filter through the information that relentlessly confronts us everyday.


“I extract the abstract qualities of the depicted objects to reveal the primitive essence of the subject.”

                                                            – Pang-Chieh Hsu


Pang-Chieh Hsu paints images of paper money using the currency of his native culture.  In his paintings, Hsu experiments with the abstract qualities of money.  The color, pattern, and texture are original to the object, but painted out of context the money is no longer functional.  Instead it stands to remind us that although we are functional in society, we have a unique essence within.


Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district.  ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country. ASG is a member of SFADA,  Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 5, Saturday 1 – 5.  For further information please contact Jennifer Draughon at 415-495-2090 or Thank you! 

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