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Light Like a Feather, Not Like a Bird
Curated by: Amanda Roscoe Mayo
3130 24th Street
San Francisco, California 94110

May 19th, 2012 - June 17th, 2012
Monday-Friday 12-8, Saturday-Sunday 11-8
photography, installation, conceptual, landscape

Featured artists: Christine Peterson, Erik Grow, Scott Polach, Adam Katseff and Scott Alario

When fixated on the swells of the oceanic horizon, what can you determine? In capturing an image, there would be no landmarks to mark a location, only upon looking back onto the land would you be able to discern where you are in the world. The sky is often sited by those experiencing homesickness, knowing that the sun, or stars cast the same shadow across the country, often bringing a sense of comfort to parted family, friends, or lovers.

These images offer a disembodied experience of the landscape; one where the viewer understands what he is looking at, and perhaps even in what part of the world the images are situated, but cannot necessarily determine a specific location. In a time when we have all of the technology in the world to locate ourselves, the landscape remains resilient, the ocean is still the ocean and the sun the sun. We turn to the Internet to see where our friends have traveled to see if we have been there before, or if we recognize that particular look- out point.

Light Like a Feather, Not Like a Bird aims to present the view of the land looking out and up with few markers to determine locale.

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