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Stephen Albair

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September 28, 2015
Stephen Albair’s ‘Private Views’
by Judy Walgren
The San Francisco Chronicle

Stephen Albair’s show “Private Views, Hidden Reflections,” on display in San Francisco’s Dryansky Gallery, is an incredible collection of 20 colorful constructed images that take viewers into scenes that evoke memories — some pleasant and others not. The artist spends months creating his images by placing found objects on a shelf in his Hayes Valley apartment. When he feels the set is ready, Albair photographs the dioramas using an old Nikon camera body from 1970 and window light. The resulting images are thoughtfully layered with multiple textures and meanings that one could spend hours... Read More

Stephen Albair

Stephen Albair (born June 30, 1942) is an artist living in San Francisco who specializes in tableau photography, metal work and narrative jewelry. Born in Haverhill, Mass and raised in Atkinson, New Hampshire, he was part of the thriving arts scene of the 1970s and 1980s in Chicago and New York City, where he became part of a community of artists that included Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, before moving to San Francisco in 1989. His metal work was exhibited at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian in 1974, 1981 and 1984, and the American Crafts Museum, NYC in 1983, 1984 and 1986... Read More

January 21, 2015
The Beginning Anticipates the End
by Parisa Pichitmarn
Bangkok Post

Photos in San Francisco-based artist Stephen Albair's new book, "The Beginning Anticipates the End" are a visual journey that only takes natural sunlight, a 42-year-old Nikon and lots of knick knacks... Read More

Beneath the Veneer
Dichan Magazine

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December 14, 2011
What Lies Beneath
Bangkok Post

What you see is not what you get, and this idea is the simplest way to explain the upcoming exhibition, "Beneath the Veneer", by San Francisco-based artist and photographer Stephen Albair... Read More

January 7, 2010
Stephen J. Albair's Untitled

Known for his use of different artistic disciplines from jewelry and sculpture to photography and thematic installation, Stephen J. Albair talks about Untitled, a piece from his exhibition Hidden Gardens-Private Views... Read More

October, 2007
Idol Worship
by Melissa Goldstein
7x7 SF
For artist Stephen Albair, it's a small world afterall. Stephen Albair is primed for his second coming. "The art world is geared towards emerging artists," he says wryly. "I've already emerged."... Read More

October 11, 1977
Would You Wear a TV as a Trinket?
by Patricia Shelton
The Chicago Daily News
Comedians do it all the time – draw from life's common experiences to make people laugh, cry or fall over in shock. Well, why not a jeweler who has the imagination – or the guts – to tell stories out of Plexiglas mixed with gold, silver and precious gems?... Read More