Friday, May 31, 2013

SFMOMA Countdown

From Thursday, May 30, through Sunday, June 2, the SFMOMA has free admission to mark their 3-year closure for major expansion. I was there Thursday afternoon, where people lined up in the lobby to receive a free tote bag in exchange for their contact information.

La Burbuja
Popup exhibits included this giant metal orb which opens to reveal a mobile recording studio for Santa Monica radio station KCRW.

The Homobile
Lynn Breedlove was on hand promoting the Homobiles ride service.

Philip Ross
This dapper fellow showed samples of building materials he grew from fungi.

Garry Winograd at SFMOMAUpstairs, I visited the profuse Garry Winograd retrospective. The galleries were crowded. The show starts with Winograd's iconic street photos of New York in the 1950s & 60s & extends into the 80s with pictures taken all over the US. The images are dynamic, his subjects always in motion. It's clear that Winograd enjoyed looking at women. I liked seeing his contact sheets, which demonstrate how much he moved around while shooting. A large number of the photos are labelled "Posthumous print," meaning the image was never printed during his life time. Some images were never even seen by Winograd himself, so the exhibit as whole does not really represent his choices.

Countdown Celebration
Thursday, May 30, 10:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Friday, May 31, 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 10:00 a.m. - Sunday, June 2, 5:45 p.m.

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