The exhibit considers the activities and spaces, and the social and visual cues, that define a contemporary slice of America, through a largely Bay Area lens. Through thought-provoking photography, in a colorful and lyrical documentary style, the exhibit of Lipman’s work asks the viewer to contemplate which pastimes and places are part of a larger American experience, and which are unique to particular locations, eras, subcultures and even individuals.
Most of the photos were taken in San Francisco and Marin, which coincides with the in-person gallery show, “Local Inspiration”, running June 15-July 16, 2021, at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley.
The “American Stories” exhibit will be available here from June 16 on, and there will be an Artist’s Roundtable with Suz Lipman via Zoom July 15, at 4pm, providing an opportunity to learn more about and discuss the photos.
Lipman’s photography has appeared in The International Center of Photography, Black Box Gallery, The Image Flow, Marin Society of Artists and O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, among others. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor.