DWR’s new 20,000-square-foot store at the heart of the Design District in San Francisco’s Portrero Hill neighborhood is one of their largest locations to date. The 30 full-room vignettes throughout the store allow shoppers to visualize and interact with the furniture. Full product lines are mixed in with the vignettes as well, to help people find one specific item. Photo by Sharon Risedorph Photography, San Francisco.
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From February 18 to May 20, 2012, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present the exhibition Rineke Dijkstra, the artist's first midcareer retrospective in the United States. This is the most comprehensive museum exhibition to date of the artist's oeuvre, the first major Dijkstra exhibition organized by an American museum, and the first solo exhibition of her work in San Francisco. The exhibition features nearly 70 color photographs and five video installations, including two new video projections.
Nazraeli Press is pleased to announce Todd Hido’s new book of landscape photographs, A Road Divided, in which the artist again focuses his attention on the American landscape. Driving lonely roads on the outskirts of cities, Hido creates poignant images filled with inexplicable gravity, cinematic scenes of places that somehow exist in our collective memory. In these new pictures, Hido demonstrates his fluidity within the daytime realm, putting aside the harder edge that characterizes his night work by photographing through veils of rain or ice. Delicately, potently, embracing the beauty of the pictorial, Hido’s new pictures present an image plane that is often fully disintegrated, recalling impressionist painting. With an unquestionably modern effect, he often frames the compositions from inside his car, photographing straight through the windshield, using it as an additional lens and bringing a sense of timing and moment to these stationary scenes. Todd Hido’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, and are included in numerous museum collections, including the Whitney Museum of Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
San Francisco–based artist and photographer presents his latest collection of photograms. Each piece is made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a photographic paper, or some other photo-sensitive material, and then exposing them to light. This process normally means the final image is small--no bigger than the actual object. But Saunders has found a unique way to project the objects allowing for the unusual scale of his works.
"The Secret Life of Plants focuses on the essence of life by exploring the hidden dimensions of the plant world and man's connection to natural and man-made elements," Saunders says. "I strive to capture a moment of indescribable beauty and magic that exists within us."