December Artist-in-Residence: Genevieve Quick

November 30, 2011December 31, 2011

The Lens Lab

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Genevieve Quick explores the history and wonder of early telescopes, Victorian projectors, photography, and space-age satellites and telescopes. For her residency, Quick invites the public to interact with her hand-fabricated cameras.  Constructed from styrene, some of her cameras explore peripheral and periscopic sight, while others feature a rotating wheel of lenses and coloredgels or a handmade faceted lens. Although her contraptions sound complex, Quick produces her effects with simple mirrors, lenses, colored gels, and other materials not normally associated with photography, such as bubble wrap and acrylic rods. Participants are invited to explore and use her modified cameras to photograph the museum and its grounds. The resulting photographs will be projected in a slide show in the gallery as part of the project.


Saturday, December 10, 3:00–5:00 p.m
Opening reception: Celebrate the residency of Genevieve Quick with light refreshments and live music.


The Artist Studio program is supported by the Fleishhacker Foundation.

The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums. Cultural Encounters is generously funded by the James Irvine Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Columbia Foundation, and the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.