Community and the Arts

Community and the Arts is presented by the San Francisco office of Ascent Private Capital Management and curated by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. This exhibition features work created by artists who have studio spaces at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco.

Founded by collectors and entrepreneurs Deborah and Andy Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project is an alternate business model for the art world and offers economically sustainable spaces for artists, art galleries and related nonprofits. The studio program is an integral and vital component of Minnesota Street Project, providing artists with affordable private space within a supportive community.

The Rappaport’s vision of a dynamic, self-sustaining enterprise that shares its economic success with arts businesses and professionals aims to encourage increased support for the arts from newcomer and established patrons alike.

Rebekah Goldstein, One of My Kind

Rebekah GoldsteinOne of My Kind, 2016
oil and acrylic on canvas
78 x 65”
Courtesy of the artist and CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco



Lisa Blatt
People’s Park, Shanghai,
China May 23, 2007 9:35 pm, 2007
archival digital print
mounted on aluminum
40 x 60”
Edition of 9
Courtesy of the artist


Ron Moultrie Saunders
Can You See Me Albert.Fennel, 2016
archival pigment print
30 x 24”
Edition of 5
Courtesy of the artist


People’s Park, Shanghai, China May 23, 2007 9:35 pm, 2007
Can You See Me Albert.Fennel

Community and the Arts

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    Lisa Blatt, People’s Park, Shanghai, China May 23, 2007 9:35 pm, 2007, archival digital print mounted on aluminum, 40 x 60”, Edition of 9, Courtesy of the artist

    Lisa Blatt travels the world to take landscape photographs and videos with a particular focus on deserts, both hot and cold. Drawing on her broad interest in light, perception and the intersection between nature and culture, Blatt’s mysterious and majestic artwork explores the way landscape is defined not only by what we see, but also by what we don’t see. These invisible determinants take the form of memory, but also of trace elements left by past events; the landscape represents both presence and absence.

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    Ron Moultrie Saunders, Can You See Me Albert.Fennel, 2016, archival pigment print, 30 x 24”, Edition of 5, Courtesy of the artist

    Ron Moultrie Saunders is a photographic artist, landscape architect and teacher. Saunders pushes the boundaries of traditional photography by working without a camera to create photograms. Photograms, a 19th century process, are made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of photographic paper and then exposing them to light. Saunders places elements such as water, plants, ropes and the human figure on the surface of light sensitive photographic paper and exposes it to light to create a shadowy silhouette image.










  Participating Artists     
Lisa Blatt
James Chronister
Rebekah Goldstein
Phillip Maisel
Ron Moultrie Saunders
Sarah Thibault



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