I will be sharing archival materials I gathered for a historical documentary I am in development on about the feminist pacifist movement from 1915-1925 and the ways in which the federal government engaged in a direct campaign to splinter the women's movement in the wake of the first Red Scare in the U.S. Visit the California History Center website for more information about the CHC and about the exhibit currently on display through March 23 about the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
Through the month of November 2015, you can see two of my pieces hanging at the Imaginarium show at the Rayko Photo Center at 428 Third Street in San Francisco. This piece, Americana, is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. The banjo is actually an African instrument brought to the continent thanks to the horrors of slavery and the artistry of African-Americans, yet that history has somehow been erased and it is now associated with white, rural folk music. Both images were produced using images from glossy advertisements (what is more Americana than consumerism?) that, thanks to the lusciousness of these alternative processes, now look homespun and artisanal. Anyway, if you make it to the SOMA district before December, check out the show--there are dozens of amazing images from De Anza art students.