Perspectives

Wall Art
Ed Terpening
Church, Near Liberty
2006
Digital Photograph, Nokia
While walking up Church Street to Liberty to see the newly painted fire hydrant mentioned in my previous post Click here to learn about third-party website links, 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 Click here to learn about third-party website links“, which survived the quake but was gutted by fire.  At 18 stories, the Call Building Click here to learn about third-party website links was then the tallest building in San Francisco.
Rhea Bros
Rhea Bros.
Powel & O’Farrell, Alcazar & Orpheum, 1906
vintage, platinum print
signed
6 ½ x 8 ½ inches
Availalbe at Stephen Wirtz Gallery Click here to learn about third-party website links

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 Click here to learn about third-party website links, Scott Nichols Gallery Click here to learn about third-party website links, The Hybrid Project Click here to learn about third-party website links(combines spoken word, dance and music) and an interesting art project Click here to learn about third-party website links 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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One Response to Perspectives

  1. ladolcevita says:

    This is the kind of writing that gives grade-school English teachers and copyeditors heart attacks. They may as well have experienced an earthquake. First of all, you shouldn’t precede “and” with a comma each time you use it. Secondly, your second paragraph (which is one long, droning sentence) is grammatically unacceptable. “While my photograph has a modern bent, in addition to the local museums featuring photographs … there are galleries in town that are showing photographs by fine artists of the time …” Read it again and edit, please. Blogs may have an informality to them that makes them endearing, but I hold this one to a much higher standard.

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