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People/Places/Performance

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McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

1150 25th Street

Building B

San Francisco, CA 94107

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Writer Kim Addonizio curates an evening of performance that explores self, place, and portraiture.

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Across numerous artistic disciplines, the concept of portraiture reveals singular details about both the maker and subject. These revelations are found in the countenance of the figure, as in photography, or the structure of a phrase, as in the written arts. In this evening of poetry, prose, live music, film, and audience participation, writer Kim Addonizio invites performers to explore the concept of portraiture—of the self, artists, and art forms—as it relates to the places we find ourselves. The evening is infused throughout with the spirit of the Blues–that American musical genre which has influenced so many notions of the self in artistic practice. Performers include Addonizio, poets Susan Browne and Brittany Perham, and blues musicians Steven Freund, Beth Kohnen, Steve Ehrmann, and Paul Revelli.

The evening expands on themes of portraiture as seen in the survey exhibition Michael Jang’s California. Jang’s work since his early student days in the 1970s has included arresting candid and posed portraits of subjects from all strata of society, from his Chinese-American relatives to aspiring local weathermen of the 1980s. With its spirited lineup of contributions, People/Places/Performance animates this immersive exhibition for both performers and audience members.

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MFA is located at 1150 25th Street, Building B in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Enter the gated parking lot on 25th at the corner of Minnesota Street and continue to the Building B entrance at the end of the lot. We are nestled between two neighbor galleries — Adrian Rosenfeld and Altman Siegel.

MFA is a short walk from the T/Third Street Muni light rail line, the #48 and #22 Muni bus lines, and the 22nd Street CalTrain Station. Limited parking is available on the street and adjoining lot, and a paid lot is available at 901 Illinois Street. A bike rack is also available in the 1150 25th Street lot. For more information, visit mcevoyarts.org/visit.

Image: Blues is the Word. Courtesy of Kim Addonizio

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