CCA Provost Tammy Rae Carland is currently featured at the Jessica Silverman Gallery South in an exhibition of her work, which has a reception Friday, May 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. The South gallery is a small, temporary project space located across the street from the main gallery at 488 Ellis Street in San Francisco.
Carland's mini-retrospective of her work (photography, sculpture, etc.) made between 1996 and 2013 opened the new space on May 12. (Note: Guests must first visit the main gallery for access to the South when visiting except for during the reception.)
“The relatively consistent thread in all of my work,” says Carland, “is an interest in personal and political disappearance and the desire to re-perform marginal histories and bodies.” Carland is influenced by Roland Barthes’s assertion that photography as a practice is born out of the theater as much as its siblings in the visual arts.
Carland interrogates the act of appropriation, treating the original as if it were a script that can be re-performed much like a play.