Melanie Pullen Violent Times show coming to SF.

Melanie Pullen, our former girlcrush, is having an opening of her series Violent Times this week at the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco.

Stephen Wirtz Gallery presents an installation of Melanie Pullen's photographic series Violent Times. Comprised of large-scale lightboxes and photographic prints, the exhibition explores the depiction of war beginning with the fantasy and glamour of historic painting, progressing toward the
reality conveyed in modern photography. Pullen says, "In Violent Times, I dramatized the aesthetics of early portraiture and battle imagery, creating an extensive series that questions our perceptions and our ingrained desire to glamorize violence."

March 5-April 25, 2009
Reception for the artist, Thursday, March 5, 2009, 5:30-7:30 PM
Stephen Wirtz Gallery
49 Geary St., 3rd Fl., San Francisco, CA 94108