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There will be a short artist talk, starting at 6:15, about the I LIve Here:SF project.
Please join us for the Opening Night Reception of I Live Here:SF at the SOMArts Cultural Center. I Live Here:SF is an ongoing, open invitation to San Francisco residents to enjoy and participate in, sharing the many facets of life in this city with each other and the world at large. My photographic portrait and storytelling series enables the public to share the spirit and fascinating layers of this city through the words and faces of those who live here. I began this project in February 2009 and this will be the first presentation of the project since its inception.
Over 170 portraits of the subjects who have participated will be on display, including selections from their personal stories. The exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center will highlight a collection of the best photo work displayed as wall pieces and augmented by large-scale sculptural installations. Also included are works by another San Francisco collaborating artist, Chris Rusak. Using text, Rusak expands the vision of the I Live Here:SF project by manipulating participants’ stories to demonstrate the inner structure of the city’s collective experience. His printmaking is a metaphor for the story-collecting process of photography.
In the gallery’s video annex space, I Live Here:SF will showcase Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco 4: selections from the historic Prelinger Film Archive, which grew to over 60,000 pieces before being sold to the Library of Congress.
This exhibition is generously supported by Dickerman Prints Photo Lab, Muni Diaries, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFDPW), Rebuilding Together San Francisco, Clear Channel Outdoors, and Wizdom on Wheels.