January 11, 2013

Adam Rozan "Security" solo exhibition and Performance at Gallery Three

Adam Rozan

Opening reception: Saturday, January 12th, from 7-11pm

Gallery Three is pleased to present “Security,” a solo exhibition and performance piece by artist, curator, and 11 year museum professional, Adam Rozan. The opening reception will be Saturday, January 12th, from 7-11pm, and is free and open to the public for viewing through February 2nd, 2013.

Security is the end result of a three year investigation into the effects that security personnel and practices have in our lives and world. First conceived of in 2010, during a visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where Rozan became curious about the notable differences of visitors’ behavior while in the presence of guards, Security has since become a larger exploration into the response dictated by both enforced, and merely implied, policies of public spaces that require security precautions. Without condemning the practices at hand, Rozan simply prompts a deeper look at a commonplace structure of authority and obedience, with photographs that at turns command respect, while others are subtly comic.

From the Artist:

The performance and subsequent photographs ask the viewer to consider what uniforms are and how we may perceive and judge those who wear them. The piece also poses questions about the presence of uniformed guards. Do people really feel safer in their midst? What are the unintended consequences of their presence?

The first iteration of Security was presented at Gallery Heist’s one year anniversary show in November of 2010, in San Francisco.

All Security images were created within the boundaries of museum photography policies. Photographs by Chris Brennan, using a Canon 5d mkii with 24mm and 70-200 mm lenses.

Gallery Three is a pop-up gallery held in the upstairs of White Walls Gallery.

White Walls Gallery
835 Larkin St,
San Francisco CA 94109

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