ARTIST TALK // Eliza Gregory, Kirk Crippens, Lizzy Brooks + Radka Pulliam

An evening in conversation with artists Eliza Gregory, Kirk Crippens, Lizzy Brooks + Radka Pulliam. Together, their works present a timely trifecta of San Francisco neighborhoods undergoing rapid urban development—Bayview-Hunters Point, the Tenderloin, and the Mission District—contentious and well loved. While these works are presented primarily through still imagery, the artists have embedded themselves deeply within the communities of their focus, enriching the visual with essential oral and written narrative and thus creating an important record of San Francisco's historical present.

Eliza Gregory, Massive Urban Change (Detail), StoreFrontLab, 2014, digital photograph

Kirk Crippens, The Point: Sphinx (Chet Allen's living room), SFAC Gallery at San Francisco City Hall, 2014. Photograph 

Lizzy Brooks + Radka Pulliam, Temporal Cities, Raimon's Tailor, 2014. Negative AAZ-0060 courtesy of the Robert Durden Color Slide Collection, San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

Many thanks to Lizzy Brooks and Abbas Jaffer for documenting the conversation.