Irene Poon, Memories of the Universal Café (1965)

Moving Pictures: the Photography of Irene Poon, 1960s to present

Saturday, July 02
Event Time 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Cost Free
Location Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts Building
Contact Email fineartsgallery@sfsu.edu

Overview

The Fine Arts Gallery is proud to present Moving Pictures: the Photography of Irene Poon, 1960s to present

Exhibition Dates: July 2 through July 29, 2022

The exhibition features the photographic work and collection of Irene Poon (b. San Francisco, 1941). Poon’s career spans from the 1960s to the present, and along with her artistic production she also organized exhibitions for the Chinese Historical Society of America, celebrating the work of artists including Jade Snow Wong, Benjamen Chinn, and Martin Wong. Poon was one of the co-curators of the With New Eyes: toward an Asian American art history in the west exhibition at SF State in 1995, sparking a new dialogue about the influence of Asian American artists on contemporary art practice in the US. She is an alum of SF State and before her retirement was the longtime Slide Librarian/Digital Media Specialist for the School of Art. Along with her own work we will present highlights from Poon’s photography collection, an excellent representation of vintage photography, including work by Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Minor White, Don Worth, Wright Morris, Imogen Cunningham, Charles Wong, and Benjamen Chinn, among others.

Visitors will be required to reserve tickets in advance, and to bring proof of vaccination with them when they visit. Masks are required indoors.

Use this link to reserve a ticket to visit the exhibition during regular gallery hours.

Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 2, 1 to 3 p.m. Use this link to reserve a reception ticket.

This exhibition is supported by the University's Instructionally Related Student Activities Fund.

Photo credit: Irene Poon, Memories of the Universal Café (1965)

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