So my mind sinks in this immensity: And foundering is sweet in such a sea.
L'infinito, Giacomo Leopardi Trans. J. Galassi
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About the Artist
Adrienne Defendi is an artist whose work explores family narratives, changing perspectives, and the fragility of life. Her life-long interests in memory and myth, narrative and nostalgia, inform and contextualize her photographic expression. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Employing different mediums from analog to alternative processes, Adrienne has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her work has been included in many juried exhibitions, including shows at RayKo Photo Gallery, Berkeley Art Center, SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery in Fort Mason, Triton Museum of Art, the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, Cordon Potts Gallery in San Francisco, Marin Museum of Contemporary, SOHO Photo, NYC, Davis Orton Gallery, and the A. Smith Gallery. She has exhibited her photographs internationally at the Czong Contemporary Art Institute (CICA), South Korea, in the Photo Yokohama Festival, Japan, and in the PH1 Contemporary Photography Gallery in Hungary. A 2015 Critical Mass finalist, her work has been featured in the publications On Death, LensWork, Seeing in SIXES,Don’t Smile, Shots, Light Leaks, and B&W Magazine, as well as online in “LenScratch,” “Your Daily Photograph,” “Don’t Take Pictures,” and “All About Photo.”