3139 University Ave. North Park, San Diego 92104
Friday, June 25, 2010 7pm
Join us Friday evening for two film screenings about urban space. Drinks and bites will be provided.
7:00pm- Lost Book Found by Jem Cohen (35 min.)
This short film is a Walter Benjamin-inspired portrait of New York City.
8:00pm – The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William H. Whyte (58 min.)
While working with the New York City Planning Commission in 1969, Whyte began to use direct observation to describe behavior in urban settings. With research assistants wielding still cameras, movie cameras, and notebooks, Whyte described the substance of urban public life in an objective and measurable way.
|6pm – 7pm||Music show on the Bus driving to the San Diego Museum of Art|
|7pm – 7:30pm||Vibrating Milk at the San Diego Museum of Art|
|7:30pm – 9pm||Paneldiscussion at the San Diego Museum of Art on”Art, Neighborhood and Gentrification”with City Councilmember Todd Gloria, Architect Ted Smith,
Artist/Gallerist Lynn Suscholz, and Artist Susannah Bielak
|7pm – 8 pm||Pastoral poetry reading curated by Lorraine Graham as part of the Agitprop Reading and Performance Series|
|8pm – 11pm||Music show on the Bus: Mission:Valley, Riververb, Innerds|
|10am – 5pm||KTGN radio broadcast|
|10am – noon||Brunch & artist talk at the Chicken Pie Shop|
|noon – 3pm||Bicycle tour of thrift stores with Joe Yorty|
|2pm – 4pm||Could __ be a classroom? a silk-screening workshop at a local laundromat with Eddie Miramontes|
|3pm – 4pm||Free Space walking tour with Megan Willis|
|6pm – 11pm||Music show on the Bus driving to the opening of Here Not There at MCASD La Jolla and Red Ball at Sushi|
|10am – 5pm||KTGN radio broadcast|
|noon – 3pm||Luncheon on the Grass at Agitprop and the Bus|
|2pm – 5pm||Turn Up Everything synthpack workshop with Michael Trigilio|
|2pm – 3pm||Homeland Security walking tour with Leslie Ryan|
|3pm – 4pm||Yard by Yard talk, and walking tour with Lesley Stern|
|6pm – 9pm||Taking Up Space a New Orleans-style procession by artist Jessica Sledge.
Tati to the Streets by Micki Davis along the procession route
Microcinemafilm screening curated by Cauleen Smith along the procession route
Agitprop presents “Second Thoughts From Normal Heights”, an exhibition of recent work by emerging photographer Andrew Printer.
“Second Thoughts From Normal Heights” comprises two series of images addressing themes of gay male representation, queer identity and gay assimilation. In addition to premiering his photographs in San Diego, Printer invites the community to engage with the themes that motivate his work by participating in a free writing workshop facilitated by Rob Williams (a local writer and popular writing instructor – rsvp required) followed by a public reading.
The primary series of images being exhibited at Agitprop is Second Thoughts From Normal Heights, from which the exhibition takes its name. Each of 12 photographs lifts a convoluted gesture, pose or tactic employed by a homosexual photographer of the twentieth century in the name of desire and drops it into a variety of domestic spaces in Normal Heights.
Printer says: “Many of these once plausible strategies (designed to circumvent censure by adhering to codes of Art, fitness or social documentation look profoundly peculiar to me. Equally peculiar to me is the recent, adamant drift of the broader LGBT community toward “respectability” as it aims to assimilate into hetero-normative structures at the expense of its own history. For me there is something inauthentic and awkward at the root of this drive. Desire has gone. Domesticity reigns. Alternative possibilities are long forgotten.”
Also on view is “Men in White Towels”, a series of photographs depicting men lost in the streets and alleys of San Diego. The photographs were inspired by the closure of Club 2200 (aka: the Mustang Spa), a bright pink bathhouse on University Ave. that catered to gay men in San Diego for many years.
Andrew Printer’s photographs and video work have been exhibited in group, juried and solo shows in both Europe and across the United States. Images from Second Thoughts From Normal Heights have been selected into important juried shows in Sacramento, New Mexico and Long Beach. Printer obtained his undergraduate degree in Film & Media Studies at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of California, Irvine.
Images are attached to this press release. Interviews and additional information about the writing workshop and reading is available by contacting Andrew Printer at 619 252-9711 or by email at email@example.com.
Exhibition Dates: August 8 – September 12, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8; 6-9p
Writing Workshop (rsvp necessary): Saturday, August 15; 11a-4p
Closing Reception/Readings: Saturday, September 12; 6-9p
(Free Public Readings scheduled for: 7-8:30p)
2837 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104
(entrance on Utah Street)
Agitprop phone: 619-384-7989
Writing Workshop RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
opening and closing receptions and by appointment]]>
We all have a lot of things laying around. Detritus is an attempt to reexamine those utilitarian objects that are often used and simultaneously overlooked. The table holds twenty palm sized everyday objects carved out of marble. This piece was completed in 2005.