Two Shows This Friday: Joe Reifer and Troy Paiva
Joe Reifer will have the reception for his show Toy Camera Dreams with Robert Holmgren at Lucky Ju Ju's vintage pinball arcade (713 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA) on August 1st from 7-10pm. Although most of us know Joe as a night photographer, this show will feature his daytime toy camera work which, I believe, will consist of 35mm film shot in a 6x6 Holga and cross-processed in some sort of out-of-spec color chemistry. Robert Holmgren's work, I believe, consists of monochrome Holga photography. Although I'm familiar with both of their work on the internet, I'm looking forward to seeing both sets of work in real prints. The entire show runs from August 1st-30th.
On the same evening, just across the Oakland Bay Bridge, Troy Paiva will have a book-signing and slide show for his second book Night Vision: The Art of Urban Exploration at 111 Minna Gallery (111 Minna, San Francisco, CA). The book-signing will be from 7-9pm.
Here's the best news. If you noticed that both shows are on the same night at approximately the same time, you're right. This means you only have to make one excuse to your spouse to get out of the house, and you can hit two receptions and see a total of three great photographers all in one swoop across the San Francisco Bay! What a great way to spend a Friday evening.
I will attend both receptions. If you see me there, please stop by and introduce yourself. I'd really like to know who is reading this out in the blogosphere.