A City Hall basement art opening party on Wednesday evening featured another juried collaboration between the SF Art Commission and Photo Alliance in a photo exhibition called "Take Me Away."
Eighteen artists were selected through an open call for submissions that encouraged photographers to reflect on both real and imagined spaces one might visit in order to leave the everyday. The chosen works represent a myriad of places to escape, ranging from virtual space to locations as close as home.
In advance of the call for submissions, the jurors selected three established Bay Area photographers to present larger bodies of work.
David Gardner's series about people who trade stability for life in a motor home will sit beside Alice Shaw's renowned series "People Who Look Like Me," which depicts the artist stretching her own identity in order to look more like another person.
Rebecca Horne's domestic scenes contribute an unsettling and fantastical vision of daydreaming gone awry. The exhibition ultimately examines human connections to respite, adventure, and fantasy, through ideas and spaces related to escapism.
Exhibition Dates: January 30 - May 10, 2013
Exhibition Location: Ground Floor of City Hall,
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl.
Viewing Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Free