On the corner of Harrison and 3rd Street, between a parking lot and the freeway overpass is Rayko Photo Center, a building and business that stands alone in San Francisco.
Where: Rayko Photo Center, Side Gallery 428 3rd St
When: 6.25 – 7.18 Tues-Thurs 10a-10p, Fri-Sun 10a-8p. Opening Reception Friday, 6.25, 6-8p
Not content to be just a state-of-the-art provider of photo printing services, Rayko also offers a full roster of classes, programs for young artists, an artist-in-residence program and three gallery spaces.
Don’t forget the store, full of great prints and photography equipment of all kinds. The clean and well designed space is flanked by brick walls, warm woods and lengthy hallway exhibition spaces. It’s an ideal location to look at and make art.
the everyday features work by Yuri Boyko, Steve E. Chapman, Kevin B. Jones and Ignacy Zulawski. Each of these artists (who are relatively unknown to San Francisco, or at least to this writer’s tiny view of San Francisco) wisely employs the full potential of photography’s medium to open up their varied subject matter in unique ways.
While you are soaking it up at the reception, check out the additional exhibitions in the main gallery, Between, work by collaborative artists Julie Anand and Damon Sauer and Epigraph, artist books by the one and only Luis Delgado-Qualtrough.
Anand and Sauer busy themselves cutting up large scale photographs and then meticulously reassembling them in sweet eye candy patterns. Luis Delgado-Qualtrough’s artist books are both critical deconstructions books and visual testaments to their seemingly sacred value.
Image courtesy of Steve Chapman, Blue Tile Special (Archival Pigment Print from an iPhone)