In the Gallery

2019-20 Exhibition Season

 

You and Me on a Sunny Day presents an innovative series of large-format photographs exploring the life, dreams, and memories of 88-year-old Gilda Todar, a neighbor of the artist in San Francisco. Photographer Rocky McCorkle created a narrative and conceived a silent film featuring Ms. Todar in a sequence of built environments within his Tenderloin apartment.

The high-resolution detail in the prints are a result of a painstaking process of focus, stacking up to 22 individual 8×10-inch film negatives for each final plate, using digital technology to create a fantastically seamless montage. The outcome of this extensive project is a thoughtful and emotional telling of Gilda’s life story within an exhibit that transcends traditional photography into a dimensional experience.

Rocky McCorkle was born and raised in Ohio, and currently resides Campbell, California.  He received a BFA from Ohio State University in Photography, and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in Photography. Mr. McCorkle has received numerous awards including recent accolades from SFMOMA and Review Santa Fe, and has been exhibiting professionally since 2005. He is currently working on his next large format series of photographic works.

“My non-motion pictures are conceived as a silent film in the form of a sequence of stills. To complete this project, I spent nearly every Sunday for five years photographing my downstairs neighbor, Gilda Todar (1927–2017), in the lead role. In the exhibition, larger than life photographs will encircle and pull you through the space. Ultimately, each viewer has control over the pace and sequencing of the narrative, creating an emotional experience like no other.”  – Rocky McCorkle


Art Co-Opted

Special exhibits of original artwork, limited editions, and artist-designed products from dozens of local, regional and national artists are featured in the South Gallery. Over 1,800 items have been sold since 2009!  These exclusive artworks and products are available at low price points ($500 and under) for a limited time only in this unique venue.

Rotating displays in the Co-Op run concurrent with feature exhibitions.  Art Co-Opted is presented as the featured exhibition in November and December annually as part of the seasonal Holidays at the Grand programming.

Artists, designers, collectors & gallerists interested in participating in the Co-Op can find more information about on-going exhibition opportunities here.

Gallery Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Galleries are closed in between exhibitions, on most holidays, and during the month of August.