Points of Passing
March 20 - April 18, 1998
Opening Reception: 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Friday, March 20, 1998 (featuring spontaneous actions by poets, artists and others, recitations, food, and an information booth from the Coalition on Homelessness)
Artists Chiara Giovando and Heather Rogers with Coalition on Homelessness participants Casper Banjo, Miss Black, Sherry Smith Bell, Shawn Cassidy, Chichimundo, Joseph Deneri, Ed Gould, Art Hazelwood, Harry Hooks, Eliza Miller, Roy Ragle, Forest Todd, Jane In Vain Winkelman and William Wolff.
Points of Passing is a multimedia exhibition based on a series of workshops lead by artists Chiara Giovando and Heather Rogers with low income and homeless artists working in San Francisco. The project extends “the relationships that people have on the street, in public and civic spaces, which are usually at a point of passage.” Elaborating on the Street Sheet, a monthly tabloid published by the Coalition on Homelessness (COH) for the last eight years, the exhibition attempts to create a space where poverty and the experiences and politics surrounding it are brought to a point of arrival, or departure. The exhibition features drawing, painting and printmaking created in the workshops, as well as a video produced by Street Watch, a program of the COH, documenting police interaction with the homeless.