Michael Jang's California: A New Exhibition at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

Michael Jang, Self-Portrait, San Francisco Financial District, 1973, vintage gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist / © Michael Jang
Michael Jang's California, an exhibition on view at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts through January 18, explores the photographer’s career over 50 years in San Francisco. Curated by Sandra S. Phillips, curator emerita of photography at the SFMOMA, the exhibition focuses on his early work when he first delved into the medium. While Jang has had a substantial career as a professional portrait photographer, he also spent the time since he was a student photographing people on the street. His entire body of work demonstrates the artist’s unique ability to capture a wide range of subjects from his own family to 1970s punk bands and street scenes in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Michael Jang's California the artist’s first retrospective exhibition – includes dozens of vintage and contemporary prints, as well as notebooks and ephemera. Various other pieces from the McEvoy family collection situate Jang’s work amongst the artists who most strongly influenced his career, including Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand. The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (MFA) presents exhibitions and events, which engage, expand, and challenge themes in the McEvoy Family Collection. Nion McEvoy, Owner, Chairman & CEO of McEvoy Ranch, established MFA in 2017 in an effort to create create an open, intimate, and welcoming setting for private contemplation and community discussion about art and culture. Open Tuesday through Saturday and free to the public, the Foundation is located at 1150 25th Street, Building B, in San Francisco. You can learn more about MFA and the current exhibit here On View: Sep 27, 2019–Jan 18, 2020 Opening Reception: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 • 5pm Location: McEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th Street, Building B San Francisco, CA 94107