Friday, September 30, 2016

F8's exhibit, The Conversation, at Foothill College 10/1 - 12/6/2016

Exhibit Dates:          October 1 - December 6, 2016
Location:                  Foothill College, Krause Center for Innovation, Lower Level
                                  12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos, CA 94022 *
Hours:                      Mon.-Thurs.: 9am-7:45pm; Fri.: 9am-6:45pm; Sat.: 9am-4:30pm; Closed Sunday**

Artist's Reception:   Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6-9 pm
                                 The public is invited, and there is no charge for admittance.

In April 2013, photographer Dorothy Gantenbein started a blog called with her photo group comrades of over a decade.  Each day, in a prescribed order, one of the nine artists posts an image in response to the previous day's post.

The Conversation Exhibit brings this web-based, F8 artistic collaboration to the physical world. It explores the three+ year conversation in the language of imagery: content, form, color, theme, mood and more. It works much like a visual version of the children's game of "Telephone" in which one child whispers a message to the next, who whispers to the next, and so on down the line, until the last player announces the message — always totally transformed from what was first communicated. Day by day, photograph by photograph, the timbre of the blog changes, sometimes subtly, at other times dramatically, as each member responds with an individual eye.

In a unique installation, artists William Bishop, Dorothy Gantenbein, David Hibbard, Susan Honda Eady, Robert A. Kato, Patricia McClung, Katie Parquet, Maude Pervere and Rachel Phillips share this ongoing daily photographic conversation. Through their diverse visual voices, conversation threads appear and disappear – agree and disagree – laugh and cry. It is a show unlike any other, drawing on the rich interactions of these thoughtful photographers over time.

We invite you to follow this daily conversation as it continues on:

*Use Parking Lot 4 (4B for disabled). Parking is $3, use coins, bills, or credit cards. Be sure to pay.
**Krause Center for Innovation hours; if Gallery is locked, ask someone in the Media Lab or Room 4007 (upstairs) to unlock the door.

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