Wednesday, June 5th 2:00-3:00pm
SFCamerawork, San Francisco, CPA Members only
Join artists Jennifer Brandon and Andréanne Michon in a private walk-through of their collaborative exhibition, Colliding, at SFCamerawork in San Francisco. The new executive director of CPA, Ann Jastrab, will join them in conversation as they discuss their process and the diverse materials they use to create their photographs and other works. The show closes on June 8th, so don’t miss this opportunity to meet the artists and see this beautiful installation! For more information visit: https://sfcamerawork.org/colliding
Colliding presents two early-career artists working on the conceptual edges of the photographic medium and its ability to represent the physical world. For this collaborative presentation, Jennifer Brandon and Andréanne Michon have carefully intertwined several series of work around a shared interest in how the tools of photography can be exploited to connect us to our material surroundings. The exhibition includes photography, video, sculpture, and works on a variety of papers and substrates.
Working with simple and often unexpected subject matter, both artists employ an array of photographic techniques, integrating lens-based and camera-less images, film and digital, and layers of print-making methods. With subjects ranging from volcanic ash to ordinary darkroom chemicals, both artists make use of photography’s ability to describe, record, and imprint visual information. Their resultant works are at once familiar and mysterious, mundane and sublime. These ambiguous images invite us to reconsider our perception and understanding of the world around us.
Jennifer Brandon lives and works in San Francisco, CA. In 2007, she received her MFA at Mills College, preceded by an MA in 2005 and BA in 2004 in Art with an emphasis in painting at California State University, Northridge, as well as a BA in 1997
in English Literature at San Francisco State University. Residencies, awards and fellowships include The Rayko Artist in Residence, The Herringer Prize for Excellence in Studio Art and The Catherine Morgan Trefethen Fellowship in Art. Brandon currently teaches at Mills College and has taught at San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, and UC Berkeley.
Andréanne Michon lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She received a BFA, with distinction, from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in 2010 and she completed an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in North America and Europe and her work has been selected in international juried shows by important curators at major museums. Michon’s practice includes a variety of media such as photography, printmaking, sculpture, video & sound, which she often explores in artist residencies; notably at L’imprimerie centre d’artistes in Montreal, at the Vermont Studio Center, and at SÍM Reykjavík in Iceland.