Gallery Opening of Mission Murals: Art, Politics, and Community Preservation

Tuesday Oct 17 2017   6:00 PM
JCCSF Katz Snyder Gallery  3200 California St, San Francisco, CA  map


A Special Exhibition on the Mural Traditions of
San Francisco’s Mission District

at the JCCSF Katz Snyder Gallery
October 2017–January 2018

From the 1960s to the present, artists and activists in San Francisco’s Mission District have been creating public murals to express a new social paradigm—on fences, in public parks and on the walls of buildings throughout the Mission. Precita Eyes Muralists, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating communities about the process and the history of public art, has inspired artists locally and throughout the United States to create public murals to spark community building and historic preservation.

Mission Murals: Art, Politics and Community Preservation is a dynamic exhibition of documentary photographs, posters, handbills, tools, ephemera and film. The exhibition will showcase the work of Precita Eyes Muralists.

The exhibition highlights the work of documentary photographer Dick Evans through his new Heyday publication entitled The Mission. It showcases work by local artists and leaders including Juana Alicia, David “Hyde” Cho, Susan Kelk Cervantes, Carlos “Kookie” Gonzalez, André Karpov, Emmanuel Montoya, Irene Perez, Ray Patlan, Mel Waters, Patricia Rodriquez, Victor Reyes, Jessica Sabogal, and Carla Wojczuk. The murals continue to combat gentrification and preserve the character of the Mission District for all to enjoy.

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Dick Evans became interested in photography as a graduate student at Stanford University and continued his practice throughout a forty-seven-year career in the global metals industry that took him all over the world. San Francisco always remained home base, though, and he now lives in the city with his wife, Gretchen. Evans is the author of the photography book San Francisco and the Bay Area: The Haight- Ashbury Edition (InTransit Images and The Booksmith, 2011), as well as The Mission (Heyday) and San Francisco's Chinatown (Heyday).