Sunday, October 11, 2009

If You Are in Riverside, California

Off the Grid & (-Americans)
Keliy Anderson-Staley
UCR/California Museum of Photography
October 01, 2009 - November 27, 2009

from the press release:

In the photo series Off the Grid and (-Americans), Keliy Anderson-Staley uses the conventions of portraiture and landscape to raise questions about representation, individuality and the many ways photography has shaped notions of identity from the 19th century to today’s digital age. In (-Americans) Anderson-Staley uses the wet plate collodion process to capture her sitters both individually and in couples. By utilizing the same antique process made popular in the 1850s and 1860s, when many believed that photography could scientifically record and catalogue a person’s racial or ethnic identity, Anderson-Staley probes technology’s claim to absolute objectivity. In Off the Grid, she focuses on the construction of place, using digital technology to capture how communes, communities, and collectives form identities from alternative or traditional philosophies.

Lecture, Keliy Anderson-Staley and curator Lisa Henry, 1st Thursday ARTSwalk, October 1, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Artist Reception, 8:00-9:00pm

Photo Studio, features public sittings for 19th-century style portraits, available for purchase Friday, October 2, 12:00 – 5:00pm (Reservations required: Limit 25)

Photo Studio, features public sittings for 19th-century style portraits, available for purchase.
Monday, October 5, 12:00 – 5:00pm (Reservations required: Limit 25)

For more info, contact: Digital Studio Program @ UCR ARTSblock (951) 827-4796 or

UCR/California Museum of Photography is located at 3824 Main Street, on the Pedestrian Mall in downtown Riverside, California. Regular Gallery and Museum Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12 PM to 5 PM. Admission is $3 for the general public and free to members, students and seniors. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. UCR/CMP offers guided educational tours to groups of 10 or more. Guided tours must be scheduled in advance and are appropriate for adults and grades 7-12; a nominal scheduling fee of $35 is charged. Waiver of the fee will be considered for groups with special needs. For more information, please call our 24-hour info line: 951.784.FOTO or visit on the World Wide Web.

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