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Sarah Christianson, Homeplace
Charlotta María Hauksdóttir, A Sense of Place

Friday, January 31, 5:30-7:30pm
Artists’ Talk: 5:30 – 6:30pm. Space is limited (free), reserve your spot
Book Signings and Reception: 6:30 – 7:30pm free and open to the public (no signup required)

Please join us in the CPA gallery for two artists’ talk and book signings on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 5:30-7:30pm. Sarah Christianson will share her monograph, Homeplace, which documents the history and uncertain future of her family farm. She will also show work stemming from that project investigating the oil boom of her native North Dakota. Charlotta María Hauksdóttir will discuss her newly published book A Sense of Place (just released in January 2020!). Charlotta’s monograph consists of assembled and layered photographs of the artist’s homeland of Iceland. The composite, textured landscapes are a re-creation of places and scenes that suggest the imperfections of memory as well as the interplay of effects between man and nature.

Sarah Christianson (www.sarahchristianson.com) has a breadth of experience as a working artist and currently teaches at City College of San Francisco.  She received an MFA in photography from the University of Minnesota in 2009. In 2013, her first book Homeplace was published by Daylight Books. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in the collections of Duke University, the National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen, and several institutions in the Midwest.  She is the recipient of grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Center for Cultural Innovation.

Charlotta María Hauksdóttir (www.charlottamh.com) is an Icelandic artist based in California, working primarily in photography. Residing in the USA for over 15 years, she still draws inspiration from her home country Iceland. Her work centers around the unique connection one has to places and moments in time, and how memories embody and elevate those connections. Charlotta graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with an MFA in Photography, in 2004, and received a BA in Photography from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, Italy, in 1997. Her work has been exhibited around the world, with solo exhibitions in the USA, Russia, and Iceland, most recently at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography. She has received a number of awards and has been published in several magazines and books. Her work is part of numerous public and private collections all over the world, including corporate collections.

Both Homeplace and A Sense of Place are published by Daylight Books and are available in stores and online. Click here >


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