Church, Near Liberty
Digital Photograph, Nokia
|While walking up Church Street to Liberty to see the newly painted fire hydrant mentioned in my previous post , I came across this mural. I was walking up hill, and the angles of the window and buildings seemed really interesting. The building on the left partially hidden by the window, is the “Call Building “, which survived the quake but was gutted by fire. At 18 stories, the Call Building was then the tallest building in San Francisco.|
Powel & O’Farrell, Alcazar & Orpheum, 1906
vintage, platinum print
6 ½ x 8 ½ inches
Availalbe at Stephen Wirtz Gallery
Note the Call Building in the distance.
While my photograph has a modern bent, in addition to the local museums featuring photographs (SF MOMA, The Legion of Honor, California Historical Society) there are galleries in town that are showing photographs by fine artists of the time, including Stephen Wirtz Gallery , Scott Nichols Gallery , The Hybrid Project (combines spoken word, dance and music) and an interesting art project that will involve a digital video projection onto Coit Tower by Ben Wood and David Mark.
I spoke to Stephen Wirtz about his exhibit. He explained that the focus of his show was on the aesthetics of the art, and organized around the artists themselves (as opposed to SF MOMA, which focused more on the event and the types of photographs available).
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