Fruit, Death, and Pictures
with Lynse A. Cooper, Josef Jacques, and Yue Xiang 项玥
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 2-4pm
Location: Slash (1150 25th St, Building B, San Francisco)
Free event

On the occasion of Myrtle Vista, an installation of photography and sculpture by Lynse A. Cooper on view in /room/ through May 25, we invite you to an afternoon of reading and conversation at Slash. The event will begin with a reading from interdisciplinary artist and poet Yue Xiang 项玥. Cooper will then join artist, educator, and photographer Josef Jacques for a conversation about Myrtle Vista and her photographic practice, followed by an audience Q&A. The event will conclude with an incense burning by Cooper.

*For inquiries about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please email by May 11, 2024

Lynse A. Cooper (b. 1993) is an artist working primarily in photography. Her work concentrates on themes of death & grief, decay & preservation, loss, isolation, and memory. Her practice is often a way to honor, revere, or memorialize those most important to her. She was one of twelve artists included in Root Division’s Introductions 2023. She is a recipient of the Cadogan Scholarship from the San Francisco Foundation and the Barclay Simpson Scholarship. She will graduate from CCA’s Graduate Program in Fine Arts in May 2024.

Josef Jacques is an Oakland-based artist, educator, and photographer. His artistic practice is a predominantly photographic exploration into the history, trauma, memory and future of place, specifically “The West.” Josef was a professor at the defunct San Francisco Art Institute and is currently teaching in the Photography Department at California College of the Arts. He also has an active photographic practice working with artists, galleries, institutions, and museums specializing in art documentation, digitization, production, and archiving.

Yue Xiang 项玥 is an interdisciplinary artist working in installation, sculpture, film, sound, and performance. Their art confronts ghosts and hauntings in their personal history as a diasporic queer Chinese American immigrant. They give form to the formless feelings of grief through color, texture, and materials. Through labor, process, and movement, they build sites of memorials and protection as an offer to their ancestors, especially their maternal grandmother 王淑芬. They have performed at KADIST SF and the Asian Art Museum and are a recipient of the Barclay Simpson MFA Award.