Monday, February 2, 2009

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery Announcement
The SFAC Gallery invites you to the opening reception of our newest exhibition:
Bill Fontana
Spiraling Echoes: A Sound Sculpture for the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 12, 5:30-7:30pm (Free and open to the public)
Exhibition Dates: February 13 - May 8, 2009
Location: Rotunda, San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (Between Grove and McAllister)

The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery is pleased to announce an expansion of the Art at City Hall program, with a new triennial exhibition program featuring internationally renowned artists commissioned to create site-specific installations that interact with the architecture of San Francisco’s historic City Hall. The inaugural exhibition, Spiraling Echoes by San Francisco-based sound art pioneer Bill Fontana, was three years in the making and is funded through the support of the SF Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Nancy & Steven Oliver and the Haines Gallery.

Spiraling Echoes engages highly specialized sound equipment mounted inside the Rotunda that will transmit historic and contemporary sounds of San Francisco in ultrasonic beams as narrow as a thread. As you walk through the Rotunda's main and upper walkways, your path will create a composition unique to you.

Spiraling Echoes reflects the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s commitment to presenting visual arts projects that highlight our regional diversity and position Bay Area visual art production within an international contemporary art landscape. By commissioning new works such as Spiraling Echoes, the SFAC Gallery provides new and challenging opportunities for contemporary art to engage with a civic dialogue, while making art accessible to a broad audience.
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