Monday, September 5, 2011

Shining Through

My work is going to be in two exhibits, which are the result of a collaborative cultural Russian-American exchange "Yekaterinburg and San José Through the Eyes of One Another". More information on the project is below. Both exhibits are taking place at San Jose City Hall. The exhibit with two of my printed images as well as those of my classmates - other MFA photography students from SJSU is on the18th Floor Mayor’s Lobby. The exhibit is open: Monday–Friday 8:00am–5:00pm

City Windows Gallery on the first floor of the City Hall is going to display printed images by Professors Brian Taylor, Robin Lasser, Adrienne Pao, and Russian artists: Denis Tarasov and Sofia Nasyrova. There is also an ongoing slide show of quite a few images by SJSU graduate photo students, including myself. This is a street gallery and it is open daily.

The reception for both exhibits will take place on:

September 13, 2011
at 6:30pm
San José City Hall Wing Building
200 East Santa Clara Street
Rooms 118 & 119

The Program is as follows:
5:30 Formal Remarks
5:50 Slide show with
Robin Lasser, Brian Taylor &
Adrienne Pao
6:30 Reception

My understanding is that you have to RSVP for the talk: or 408.793.4342

Russian-American Exchange:

"In March 2011 the U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg in partnership with the City of Yekaterinburg and Museum of Photography "Metenkov House" in Russia and City of San Jose and San Jose State University in the United States launched the Sister Cities artistic project "Yekaterinburg and San Jose Through the Eyes of One Another". The goal of the project is to explore two cities utilizing temporary public art and photography by American artists from San Jose, CA in Yekaterinburg, Russia and Russian photographers from Yekaterinburg, Russia in San Jose, CA. Within the frames of this project, three American photographers - Robin Lasser, Adrienne Pao and Brian Taylor spent 7 days in Yekaterinburg in May 2011 and two Russian photographers from Yekaterinburg spent a week in San Jose, CA in June 2011. The American Consulate in Yekaterinburg contacted the three American photographers in October, 2010 with an invitation to create a body of work in Russia and to host the Russian photographers in the US. The two Russian photographers – Sophia Nasyrova (amateur category) and Denis Tarasov (professional category) were selected for the project by means of a photography contest conducted in Yekaterinburg. The amateur contest was held on the Consulate's Face book page in an effort to include students from Yekaterinburg. Similarly, San Jose State University photography graduate students supported the project. They photographed alongside the Russian team and provided regional interpretation of San Jose."