Stephen Wirtz Gallery
BONUS AUDIO: Listen to more of the Gallery Crawl interview with Melanie Pullen. In this excerpt, Pullen discusses her process for creating some of the images from her current series, Violent Times.
As one of the bigger art spaces at 49 Geary, the Stephen Wirtz Gallery is also one of the more established galleries, in operation since 1972. Owners Stephen and Connie Wirtz have always had a strong interest in photography, but also exhibit painting and sculpture. Although their emphasis is on Northern California artists, the gallery represents national and international artists with a focus on non-objective and conceptually based art.
In April 2009, a selection from Melanie Pullen's photographic series Violent Times is on view at Stephen Wirtz Gallery in downtown San Francisco. On the heels of her highly regarded series, High Fashion Crime Scenes, Pullen spent years researching historical photographs and paintings of images glamorizing war and violence. Inspired by the art of cinema, fashion, and horrifying images of death, Pullen recreates history through a critical lens.
Violent Times runs through April 25th, 2009.
Where: 49 Geary St., San Francisco, CA
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 - 5:30, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 - 5:30
Phone: (415) 433-6879