January 10 - February 9, 2002
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During the month of January and into February, the Rena Bransten Gallery will present an exhibition of new photographs by Bill Jacobson.
Bill Jacobson's new color photographs are of New York street scenes. In his usual style, the imagery is blurred mimicking the imprecise recall of memory and the shadowy details that play along its edges. Colors are rich; the soft borders of all objects bring the back and foregrounds into tight alignment, flattening and further distancing viewers from grasping the details. Much of Jacobson's early work referenced the AIDS epidemic; the blurred portraits evoked a sense of loss that is an equally appropriate response to this new imagery of New York City.
Bill Jacobson received his MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is in the collection of many museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the St. Louis Museum of Art.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:30 to 5:30, Saturdays 11 to 5. For more information please contact the gallery directly at (415) 982-3292.