Three New Photographers

January 4 February 11, 2006

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Apollonia Morrill creates color site studies of places of transition and historic sites in flux. Morrill uses photography to explore the tension between representation and abstraction, creating intimate portraits of place that the artist likens to visual geography. On view will be works from her series of San Francisco's Castro Theatre that was recently exhibited in Bay Area Now 4 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. These beautifully resonant images focus on interior details of the building such as its plush velvet seats and elaborate light fixtures. Also presented will be a new series of Kalaupapa, a Hansen's disease (leprosy) settlement on the island Moloka'i in Hawai'i, where Morrill looks at the location's singular history through its domestic, government, and religious spaces. Morrill was born and raised in San Francisco, received her BA from UC Santa Cruz, and MA from Brown University. She lives and works in Berkeley, CA.