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Artist Talk


Artist Talk: Lizzy Brooks, Kirk Crippens, Eliza Gregory + Radka Pulliam
Wednesday, December 3, 6:30pm
At StoreFront Lab 337 Shotwell St @ 17th

We’re thrilled that our friends at StoreFrontLab have organized this evening conversation with artists Lizzy Brooks, Kirk Crippens, Eliza Gregory and Radka Pulliam. Together, their works present a timely trifecta of well-loved San Francisco neighborhoods that are undergoing rapid urban development — Bayview-Hunters Point, the Tenderloin, and the Mission District. While these projects are presented primarily through still imagery, the artists have embedded themselves deeply within the communities of their focus, enriching the visual with essential oral and written narrative and thus creating an important record of San Francisco’s historical present.

Lizzy Brooks and Radka Pulliam’s Temporal Cities, on view at Ramon’s Tailor, explores the changing nature of a city and our own ideas of permanence. The installation’s main visual is a window projection of a fading image of a Tenderloin street scene circa 1970. The artists use this beacon of light as an entry point to talk with neighbors and record personal stories.

Eliza Gregory’s Massive Urban Change, on view at StoreFrontLab, creates a space for nuanced dialogue about neighborhood evolution amidst the polarized debates currently surrounding San Francisco’s Mission District. The work is comprised of a panoramic view of Mission Street, annotated with hand-written narratives contributed by visitors.

Kirk Crippen’s, The Point, on view at the SFAC Gallery at City Hall, honors and celebrates the long-time residents of Bayview-Hunters Point. Primarily consisting of regal large-scale portraits of individuals from all generations in the neighborhood, The Point also features poetic interior shots of homes and rooms within the Bayview-Hunters Point community.

Hope to see you at the StoreFront Lab!