SF Camerawork: Ersatz Group Exhibition

Here are a few photographs from the opening of the show this evening.

My mail piece in the group show.

This year San Francisco Camerawork celebrates 35 years of supporting the work of emerging and mid-career artists. In recognition of our anniversary and the launch of our new website, we would like to know who you are and put you in touch with others. Ersatz Group Exhibition uses the aesthetics and mechanisms of the postal service as means for an exhibition of artwork created by mail. The artwork is the mail and the way the piece arrives is how it will be installed in the gallery (envelopes won't be opened). All submitted mail art works will be exhibited. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog that will serve as a directory of international artists.

The exhibition will be curated by professional mail carrier Dennis D’Ambrogio, with assistance from co-curators Chris Fitzpatrick and Chuck Mobley, and will be accompanied by a catalog that will serve as a directory of international artists. This will be made available in book form from Blurb as well as a downloadable PDF on SF Camerawork's website in July 2009. Curators Larry Rinder and Evelyne Jouanno have been invited to tour the exhibition and respond to the work in the exhibition catalog.

In the spirit of a creative exchange economy, once the exhibition closes all participants will receive a work from the exhibition to be redistributed randomly alongside SF Camerawork’s publication Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts in September 2009. One work from the exhibition will be chosen for the cover of this special issue.

June 4 - August 22, 2009
Opening Reception: June 4, 2009, 5–8 pm