401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, California 94102

Exhibition Dates: January 30 - May 10, 2013

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Exhibition Location: Ground Floor of City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl.
Viewing Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm, Free

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries and PhotoAlliance present Take Me Away, a juried photography exhibition comprised of over 100 works by regional photojournalists and fine artists. Eighteen artists were selected through an open call for submissions that encouraged photographers to reflect on both real and imagined spaces one might visit in order to leave the everyday. The chosen works represent a myriad of places to escape, ranging from virtual space to locations as close as home. In advance of the call for submissions, the jurors selected three established Bay Area photographers to present larger bodies of work. David Gardner’s series about people who trade stability for life in a motor home will sit beside Alice Shaw’s renowned series People Who Look Like Me, which depicts the artist stretching her own identity in order to look more like another person. Rebecca Horne’s domestic scenes contribute an unsettling and fantastical vision of daydreaming gone awry. The exhibition ultimately examines human connections to respite, adventure, and fantasy, through ideas and spaces related to escapism.

Added by sfac gallery on January 24, 2013

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