SF Open Studios exhibition and events, https://www.artspan.org, call 415-861-9838, or email email@example.com
Mark Harris -- Collage, photography and printmaking
Mark Hosts his SF Open Studios on two weekends -- Oct. 18 and 19 as well as on Oct. 25 and 26
Mark Harris makes exceptional use of color in his paintings. He has a keen eye and the ability to create strong, beautiful, contemporary images. Mark has exhibited at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, CA, and the California Modern Gallery in San Francisco, CA, just to name a few. The University of Chile purchased a painting for the school of Agriculture and became the first institutional collector of Harris’ work.
Ron Moultrie Saunders -- Photography
Ron Moultrie Saunders creates photograms: photographs that are made without the use of a camera. This 19th Century process has an immediacy, rawness and truth that is not found in images created with a camera. Ron layers natural and man-made elements such as water, plants and rope on the surface of silver-based photographic paper. The paper is exposed to light from an enlarger to create a shadowy silhouette image. Then, Ron lays other images on top of the photo paper and makes another exposure, which results in a collage effect.