GREG GIRARD | Introductory Presentation by DANIEL POSTAER
december 4th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street (at Jones Street)
Tickets available at the door 7:00 pm or online Suggested Donation: $10.00 general admission, $5.00 students with ID
Greg Girard is a Canadian photographer who has spent much of his career in Asia. His work examines the social and physical transformations taking place throughout the region.
He is represented by Monte Clark Gallery (Vancouver/Toronto) and also works on assignment for publications such as National Geographic Magazine.
The International Centre of Photography in New York featured his work on US military bases in Asia ("Half the Surface of the World") in a show titled "Perspectives".
The surreal potential of the everyday draws me toward that uncertain edge of what a photograph can or can’t reveal. Our world dances between light and shadow, splendor and decay, individual and collective. Blending into the City: I wait for that instant where both familiar and evolving backdrops frame a stage for unlikely urban theatre. Within each moment, candid encounters reveal some-kind-of-truth that reads part fiction, part reality.
The act of making pictures allows momentary footing within an uncontrollable existence. It’s the power to create a pause in a world – where we are all vital participants. This pause is followed by the undetermined life of a print; then a chance to understand our place in the grandness of this chaotic scheme.