Visible Horizons

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Visible Horizons

401 Van Ness Ave. (at McAllister)
San Francisco, CA 94102
August 10th, 2012 - October 6th, 2012
Opening: August 10th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Union Square/Civic Center
Tue-Sat 11-6


The SFAC Galleries’ has commissioned new installations from three dynamic, young regional artists for our new exhibition, Visible Horizons.  Andrew Chapman, Chris Duncan and Rhonda Holberton, acting as both curators and artists, will be presenting three perspectives on the idea of the horizon, drawing attention to the roles access, visibility, and myth have on relationships between landscape, architecture, and the human body. In our daily lives the true horizon is largely obscured by natural and human-created objects; this augmented intersection of earth and sky is called the visible horizon. While the horizon can be understood as a site of unification, it also divides all visible directions into two categories: those that intersect the Earth's surface, and those that do not. Chapman’s layered multimedia installation, Duncan’s interactive aural landscape and Holberton’s camera obscura will offer visitors a chance to challenge their literal and conceptual notion of where and what the horizon is and how we interact with it on a daily basis.

Free Public Programs will play a large role in this exhibition. Watch for announcements soon about experimental music nights, a special film screening and more!


Learn more about the artists!

Andrew Chapman

Oakland based artist Chris Duncan mines questions of optics, geometric abstraction, color theory, and dynamic patterning. Chris Duncan received his BFA from California College of the Arts and is currently completing his MFA at Stanford University. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions in San Francisco, Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York, and Nakaochiai Gallery in Tokyo, Japan and has also been exhibited internationally. Chris' work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY library.

Rhonda Holberton’s interdisciplinary practice documents her navigation of complex phenomenological systems. Her work reveals a magic and symbolic reading of empirical canons of belief through a hybrid of scientific and metaphysical practices. She received her BFA from California College of the Arts and is currently completing her MFA at Stanford University. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at the  Basement Gallery, the South Gallery and the A21 Gallery in Oakland.