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Preview: Summer of Love, Elaine Mayes, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Exhibits, Gallery on May 31, 2017 at 11:30 am

Sage Sohier

 

 

For those with the keenest nostalgia for the late sixties, this 50th anniversary exhibition of photographs by Elaine Mayes is sure to be the ticket for hippies and photography buffs alike.

Elaine Mayes: Summer of Love coincides with the 50th anniversary of the summer of love; a period of great social, cultural, and political change that brought together over 100,000 like-minded young people to San Francisco to usher in a new era.

The exhibition will feature Mayes’ intimate vintage black and white portraits of youth counterculture in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district during the late 1960’s. The photographs are compelling depictions that are at once specific to the individuals pictured, as well as definers of that age and era. They reveal a freedom of expression and camaraderie that was shared by a generation at odds with its current social ideals. Together with these images will be informal portraits of musicians and festivalgoers.

Mayes photographs from this series will also be on exhibit at the De Young Museum through August 20th, as part of their Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll.

The exhibit opens June 10th and appropriately will be on display through the summer, until August 26th.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery

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