Chris Fraser - Artist Talk at SFCamerawork, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6-8pm.
Can’t wait to hear Fraser talk about his latest site-specific work and others. For me he’s one of the most exciting Bay Area artists at play right now.
Currently at SFCamerwork is Revolving Doors (Feb 5 - Mar 21).
"Oakland-based artist Chris Fraser has carefully considered the history, geography, and architecture of SF Camerawork’s gallery in the design of a large, camera obscura-like structure comprised of pivoting doors. The installation is interactive, inviting viewers to enter and manipulate a maze-like configuration mimicking the internal mechanisms of a camera. The structure and its design stand as a metaphor for the rapid demographic changes in SF Camerawork’s immediate Mid-Market neighborhood."
“Visitors will rearrange the space as they move through it, altering the architecture for future patrons. The rich and well connected are moving in; the poor and disenfranchised are being kicked out. A city must change to remain vital. But this transition seems particularly cruel. My hope is to highlight this disparity through an architectural intervention.”
Fraser is a lecturer in the studio art department at Mills College, where he received his MFA in 2010, Fraser participated in the 2013 Venice Biennale, is currently a Lucas Artist Fellow at the Montalvo Arts Cente, and has received the Eureka/Fleishacker Fellowship, artist residencies at Djerassi, KALA, and Headlands, and The Jay DeFeo Prize.
He works in an individualistic and conceptual mode. His practice has its roots in straight photography but is evolving into increasingly theoretical engagements with photographic concepts. Fraser creates relational environments and sculptures in which viewers’ bodies interact with and transform effects of light, and explore the boundaries of action, movement, and perception.
1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor
415 487 1011