A WELL STIRS
Opening reception: Friday, November 16, 6–9 PM
Artist talk: Thursday, November 29, 7 PM
Gallery hours: Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays 11 AM–4 PM (excluding November 22)
A WELL STIRS extends the bounds of a stairwell in a domestic setting atop Bernal Hill. Using projected light and architectural illusion, these new site-specific works occupy the stairs as well as the spaces the stairs connect.
Aaron Finnis transposes a view of San Francisco from a vantage point beyond the exhibition site. Working with photographic imagery and computer tape, he reframes the view within a set of parameters dictated by the upstairs installation space. In the darkened garage, Christine M. Peterson highlights the underside of the house’s stairs by tracing its structural edges with reflective tape. An accompanying slide projection abstractly mimics the movement of ascending and descending stairs, with each slide representing a step. Emma Spertus expands upon and confounds the architectural elements of the stairwell and its domestic fixtures through a series of photographic reproductions and interventions. As part of her piece, Spertus provides a free poster to be given away during the span of the exhibition.
A WELL STIRS is accompanied by a takeaway publication featuring new writing by Tom Comitta, Dana Goldberg, Kayla Graham and Susannah Magers. Join us on Thursday, November 29 for an artist talk in the exhibition space. For more details visit our website at www.stairwells.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.