Gallery Paule Anglim (San Francisco) presents works from a select group of influential San Francisco artists at the focal point of the Bay Area Conceptual movement in the late 60’s to the 80’s. Photography was employed in new ways: in partnership with performance as testimony to the action (Paul Kos and Tom Marioni) or to authenticate new identity and encounters created by the artist (Lynn Hershman). Their work holds strong relevance today: Lynn Hershman’s avatars, Paul Kos’ interventions with nature and Tom Marioni’s gestural Zen performances continue to resonate in a contemporary context where these elements are now part of mainstream culture. The gallery will also present an important Bruce Conner photo series: in 1978, he photographed the punk scene in San Francisco at a small underground venue called the Mabuhay Gardens. Conner embraced the experience of the bands and the club scene in works that influenced and presaged contemporary aesthetics.
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