PRIVATE! COME IN!
Artists investigate privacy as an issue, a right, and a casualty of the digital age.
Harris David Harris
LA Art Collective (Eder Cetina, Paul Wehby, and Tiffany Trenda)
at Spare Change Artist Space, a place for contemporary art within the financial planning offices of Rhodes & Fletcher, LLC, 465 California Street, Suite 838, San Francisco 94104
Artist Reception: October 10, 2014. Exclusive VIP reception for clients of Rhodes & Fletcher, LLC begins at 5:00pm. Public reception begins at 6:30pm.
From the press release:
"San Francisco Financial Planning Firm Integrates Art, Finances, And Growing Concerns About Privacy In The Digital Age
San Francisco, CA, October 01, 2014 -- Spare Change Artist Space, a place for art within the financial planning offices of Rhodes & Fletcher, LLC, proudly presents its 17th contemporary art exhibition bridging personal finances and contemporary art. The current show, titled “Private! Come in!”, on view through January 2, 2015, features an expansive body of art illuminating various diverse facets of our battle to maintain a right to privacy. Artworks in the show tackle a wide range of issues including but not limited to how wealth protects privacy, how cell phone cameras are shaping the privacy debate, and how software algorithms construct misleading narratives. As always, Spare Change Artist Space capitalizes on the available wall and floor space of the financial planners’ downtown San Francisco office suite located at 465 California Street to showcase the art.
The following events are being held in conjunction with this exhibition:
• Artist Wine and Cheese Reception for Private! Come in!: Thursday, October 16th at 6:30pm. Featuring unscheduled live performances. Meet the artists in person!
• Documentary Screening: “Terms and Conditions May Apply” Thursday, November 13th at 6:00pm
Directed by indie filmmaker Cullen Hoback, this documentary is a blistering exploration into the things included in an online service agreement. Hoback exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through internet and cell phone usage and what we can do to protect our privacy.
• Artist Talk: Wednesday, December 17th at 6:00pm at Rhodes & Fletcher, LLC. An interactive panel format discussion where the artists in “Private! Come in!” will talk with the audience about their work and their views on privacy.
Artists included in the exhibit: COLL.EO, K.G. Greenstein, Harris David Harris, LA Art Collective (Eder Cetina, Paul Wehby, and Tiffany Trenda), and Gordon Winiemko (with work by Jeff and Gordon).
In A New American Dream, COLL.EO presents a series of postcards with images of places throughout San Francisco captured using Google street view. These addresses aren’t people’s homes or famous landmarks, they’re homeless residents of the city with their temporary and often portable addresses. Los Angeles Art Collective presents “I’m Afraid of Americans”, an image comprised of superimposed video stills, screen captures, cell phone images, and surveillance media, of police using force to detain civilians. Gordon Winiemko features “My Secret Love Affair with Matt Gonzales” a video rendering of the artists brief encounter with the first green party member to hold public office in the city of San Francisco, using footage from public access television.
Spare Change Artist Space started in 2005 and exhibits artwork primarily by contemporary local artists and curators, incorporating a theme which is important to both personal finances and art. Previous exhibitions have focused on topics such as long-term care, portfolio volatility, real estate markets, and income taxes. Spare Change Artist Space looks for artwork that gives a creative voice to the analytical world of financial planning. Rhodes & Fletcher, LLC is in turn dedicated to providing educational programming in conjunction with the artwork installed in their offices. The overarching goal of this collaboration is to create an environment where art enthusiasts will better understand personal finances and where everyone will better understand art. Can you imagine a world where “starving” and “artist” don’t go together?"
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