The Vernacular Visions slideshow series was invited to partake in a three month residency at the Center for New Music in San Francisco, September through November 2015. 
At each performance a 35mm slideshow of found photographs will be projected while two small groupings of musical improvisers (from both Oakland and San Francisco) interpret & accompany the images with a live soundtrack. At the end of the night there will be a collaborative set between all of the musicians (who have never performed together prior and most likely do not even know each other). Co-curated by Justin Rhody and Tania Chen, this series of performances explores ambiguity and non-linear narrative forms within both the visual and audio-based arts.


Some photos from the opening night of the group show, Night Light, at the SOMArts Center in San Francisco.
I was invited to present selections from the Vernacular Visions archive as part of this one night only extravaganza. June 2015

Found 35mm slide photos from the Vernacular Visions archive
that were projected as part of the show:

 A few photos of other installations and performances from the show:


May 13th - July 3rd, 2015: Traveling throughout the USA with a 35mm slideshow presentation of photographs from 4 different bodies of work, in addition to a select collection of found 35mm slides from the Vernacular Visions archive.

Lime Lodge (a publishing outfit based in Santa Fe, New Mexico)
recently issued an LP by the Shanghai-based Chinese noise ensemble Torturing Nurse 
which features a photograph from Sliding Glass Door as the cover art.
Untitled (Seattle Washington), 2008

Installation and opening photos of solo exhibit 
at the Listen Hear Gallery in Indianapolis. May, 2015

Zona Urbana
Justin Clifford Rhody

ISBN 978-0-9962005-0-9
112 page full color monograph
Soft cover, glossy laminate
8.5" x 10"
Edition of 300

Published by Mirro Editions,
"Zona Urbana is a full color monograph of Justin Rhody’s work that was created in Central America between 2009 and 2012. After years of scanning and editing his vast collection of negatives from this period, a selection of 45 images were chosen and sequenced into a non-linear narrative that explores the edge of nature and its drifting confluence with human activity."


Doing two 35mm slideshow presentations of my work in the Bay Area



Some photos of the installation and opening reception
for the solo exhibit, "The First Morning of the Earth", 
at the Ladybug House in Chinatown, San Francisco.

Zona Urbana now available through Mirro Editions!
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The minds, the muscle and the money behind the Ladybug House!
Gallery owners T, J & V.