Visiting a leading Wilderness Photography Gallery-tour, discussion; opt. lunch

  • February 16, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Visiting a leading Wilderness Photography Gallery-tour, discussion; optional lunch

 

This will be our first Gay Intellectual Salon event out of the Castro area, in the daytime (Sat. late morning and early afternoon) and an activity in addition to discussion.  Rodney Lough is one of America's foremost wilderness photographers and this gallery, located in the large, multi-roomed former Gap Headquarters, is very large and beautiful display space for his stunning work.  See<http://www.rodneyloughjr.com/>; for more information.

We'll start with a tour by gallery personnel, then gather in one of the private room for first a brief discussion and Q&A with a member of the staff and then for our own Salon discussion on issues of photography and art and works we have seen.

Following our Gallery visit we'll leave around 1 for an optional lunch together at a nearby restaurant for those who are wish to join this part of the event.

Meet at the Gallery @ 11 a.m.

Event Leader: Lee Robbins

 

 

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  • Wonsun

    I enjoyed the visit to the gallery with everyone and the lunch gathering afterwards. I don't necessarily want to buy Mr. Lough's work, but his photographs make me really want to go visit those places. As to the lunch, it was great spending time with everyone. I didn't enjoy the food as much, however... I didn't take any photos in the gallery cause some photographers discourage others taking photos of their photography work. I did take some lunch food photos and uploaded. :)

    February 17, 2013

    • Wonsun

      I think there is a difference between an artist and a crafter. The main difference is the statement that the artwork is trying to convey. Is it a statement that can withstand the test of time and is the artwork successful at communicating that statement to its audience? A piece of forgery piece is just something that a crafter created to communicate the statement of the original artist to his/her audience. When the forgery piece is done well, it becomes a vehicle between it's original artist and his/her audience. Since the statement of the forgery piece is not of the crafter's own, it is not a piece of art. It can still be a piece of great work though. This is the same when it comes to photography. There is a difference between a photographer (crafter), and a photography artist (artist).

      2 · February 19, 2013

    • Steven

      Exactly, Wonsun!

      1 · February 19, 2013

  • grahame p.

    I really enjoyed this. First time with the group and a lot of nice guys sharing their thoughts on art and photography.

    February 17, 2013

  • Joel

    The conversation was excellent...most comments were really thought-provoking. I have not yet been able to define for myself, what art really is. Hearing the group's thoughts was helpful.
    Regarding the particular art that we saw (my opinions):
    1. It IS art....done by a full-time, serious person who considers himself an artist...and a product that has artistic value (as we defined it).
    2. Photography is art...although I would guess that the overwhelming majority of photos that are taken by us all are not art, in this case, it is. There are also lots of people who paint (me included) who are not artists, but do it as a hobby. But I think many more hobby photos exist than hobby paintings...so it may be tougher for some people to accept photography as art.
    3. Personally, I would not purchase what we saw, even it it was inexpensive. Just not my taste. More decorative than I like, but probably appealing to man people interested in furnishing their walls. It was a day well spent

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful gallery, well worth visiting. Perhaps I wasn't listening as carefully as I should have been but I didn't get much out of the conversation.

    February 16, 2013

  • Robin T.

    I really enjoyed it.

    February 16, 2013

  • Joel

    Interesting conversation

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Wonsun

    I had to move my car. I'm at the restaurant now. I'll just wait for you guys here.

    February 16, 2013

  • greig

    So sorry to have missed this, I was delayed unexpectedly on my way over from Berkeley

    February 16, 2013

  • Wonsun

    I just took a look at his work on his website and I'm pretty sure that most people will consider them arts, whether people end up paying for them or not. To me, Mr. Lough, through his understanding of composition, light and shadow, his mastery of the technical part of photography, and his years of experience, he was able to use photography to tell a story that reaches people in a way that many can't do. If we look at art as a form of expression that an artist creates to attempt at establishing a dialog with his prospect audience, then we can say that all images captured that can tell a story can be defined as a piece of art. However, the ones that can reach more people the way the artist intended to may be more successful than those that can't.

    2 · February 15, 2013

  • Justin

    This should be fun!

    February 15, 2013

  • Richard S.

    I will be late but I'm looking forward to it!

    February 15, 2013

  • Patrick

    Perhaps our experience of art is subjective. I know it (art) if I see it and you know it if you see it. Since there is some subjectivity. what is art to one person may not be to another? Well maybe. And, if enough people are willing to pay for it (the artwork) perhaps that elevates it to a different level.

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Adam J. B.

    With Instagram, Twitter and Facebook attached smartphones with decent cameras, it feels like everyone is an amateur photographer nowadays. So makes a photo art? Caliber of camera? Expertise of photographer? Subject matter?

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Devon R.

    Wow!!! This is going to be fun!

    January 25, 2013

  • Joel

    All, or some, or no photography as a fine art form? I've wondered about that for a long time. Should be an interesting discussion. As Andy Warhol said "Art is anything you can get away with".

    1 · January 25, 2013

  • Robin T.

    Looking forward to seeing the space and the photographs and chatting with new friends

    January 23, 2013

  • dan p.

    I am new to SAn Francisco so I am hoping to meet a lot of friendly sincere gay men. Let it rain men

    January 23, 2013

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