“BLACK & WHITE” National Juried Exhibition
Arc Gallery & Studios, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco
EXHIBITION: November 18 – December 16, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 18, 7-9 p.m.
Gallery hours: 1-6 p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 12-3 p.m. Saturdays
Featured Gallery Artists: Lawrence Asaro, Linda Barlow, Valerie Birkhoff, Raymond Bonavida, Lorraine Bonner, Carol Brighton, Sharon Casey, Jenny Chernansky, Mark Coggins, Brett Crawford, Alexander Diederich, Anna Feldman, Jane Fisher, R. Fleming, Samuel Groven, Marianne Hall, Branka Harris, Howard Hersh*, Gloria Huet, Joyce Ertel Hulbert, Jermaine Jackson, Crystal Kamoroff, Adrienne Kinsella, Eric Kunsman, Reddy Lieb, Phillip Ludwig, Dan McGarrah, Marcía Milner-Brage, Simo Neri, Joe Ramsey, Anna Reed, Wendy Robushi*, Jose Romero, Danny Rosales, Lyn Rosenthal, Daniel Sackheim, Sally Kristina Smith, Maryann Steinert-Foley, Karen Theisen, Emily White Tousley, Marcy Voyevod, & Michael Waldstein [* Shipyard artist]
Jurying this show brings me full circle in my Black & White World. Having grown up in TV Land peering inside the Ricardos’ grey on grey apartment and singing along with the black Supremes and the white Beatles on Ed Sullivan, I felt startled and uncomfortable when color was being introduced on the small screen. My Black & White World slowly disappeared and was evolving into a Disneyesque version of the real world. It was all very confusing. As an artist, photographing exclusively in black and white for the past 8 years, and a Juror having this opportunity to view so many outstanding submissions for this show, I’m confident there is a promising future for black and white.
My selection process for Black & White began with wanting to indulge myself with feeling wowed! Please show me something I do not want to stop looking at. Please allow me to wonder about and admire your inspiration, your technique, and your execution. Please make me feel, as a collector, that I want to include your work. Congratulations and very special thanks to the artists selected for Black & White.
James Bacchi, James Bacchi Contemporary, Palm Springs, CA