401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, California 94102

The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery presents

It’s About Time!

Two thought provoking Public Programs for Now & When that engage exhibiting artists and special guests in dialogue about art and time...

These two public programs partner artists from the SFAC Gallery exhibition, Now and When and members of our community who approach the subject of time in distinct and meaningful ways. Curated and moderated by Gallery Assistant Shannon Green, these conversations will introduce the artists’ work in the exhibition and the guests’ demarcation of time in their own professions. As the events unfurl, the discussion will be opened up for audience participation. The aim of this programming is to make the art of Now and When and ideas of time more accessible and meaningful. And to have some fun! Seats are limited to 30 for each event and are available by reservation. Please RSVP to the SFAC Gallery (415-554-6080 or [email protected]) no later than 24 hours prior to the event date.

Tick-Tock: Linear and Visceral Expressions of Time
Jeannene Przyblyski of The Bureau of Urban Secrets in conversation with Alexander Rose of The Long Now Foundation.

Wednesday, August 18, 6:30 – 8:00pm, talk and short reception following
SFAC Main Gallery at 401 Van Ness at McAllister inside the Veteran’s Building
This conversation will juxtapose a linear approach to time with a not so linear approach. Participants will talk about moments as an events and the culmination of events as a single moment.

The Art of Passing Time:
Artists Gay Outlaw and Bob Schmitz in conversation with Douglass Bailey of SFSU’s Anthropology Department
Wednesday, August 25, 12:15-1:15pm, Bring your own lunch
SFAC Main Gallery at 401 Van Ness at McAllister inside the Veteran’s Building

This conversation will question what “evidence” is as it pertains to objects that help inform history or reflect humanity. We will also consider observations of value associated with objects, and how that relationship is formed and maintained through time.

Media contacts:
Meg Shiffler, 415.252.2568 or [email protected]
Aimee Le Duc: 415.554.6080 or [email protected]
Photographs available upon request.


About the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center, the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery makes contemporary art accessible to broad audiences through curated exhibitions that both reflect our regional diversity and position Bay Area visual art production within an international contemporary art landscape. By commissioning new works, collaborating with arts and community organizations and supporting artist’s projects, the SFAC Gallery’s programs provide new and challenging opportunities for contemporary art to engage with a civic dialogue. The SFAC Gallery was founded in 1970 and is the exhibitions program of the San Francisco Arts Commission, the arts agency of the City and County of San Francisco.

About the San Francisco Arts Commission
The San Francisco Arts Commission is the City agency that champions the arts in San Francisco. We believe that a creative cultural environment is essential to the City’s well-being. Our programs integrate the arts into all aspects of City life. The Commission was established by charter in 1932 (Charter sections 5.103 and 16.106).

Added by sfac gallery on August 5, 2010

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