Michael Jang's California
While Jang has had a significant career as a professional portrait photographer, he has also been photographing people in the streets for over fifty years. As a student at California Institute of the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute, he demonstrated an uncanny ability to capture both the idiosyncratic and the quintessential in a wide range of subjects, from his own family at home in suburbia to celebrities partying at the Beverly Hilton. This survey spans the entirety of the Jang's output; from his student work in the 1970s to commercial headshots of aspiring TV weather reporters in the 1980s, to his series on teenage garage bands in the early 2000s.
A selection of photographs from the McEvoy Family Collection situates Jang's work among his major influences; Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand. The complementary installation references the Museum of Modern Art's famous 1967 'New Documents' exhibition while exploring a thoroughly modern approach to street photography.
Michael Jang's work is featured in the collections of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown; the New York Public Library; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleve
September 28, 2019 Start Time: 05:00 PM
January 18, 2020 End Time: 08:00 PM
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th St., Minnesota Street Project San Francisco, California 94107 United States