A Dangerously Curious Eye
puts on display Barry Shapiro’s iconic 1970s portrait of Hunter’s
Point, one of San Francisco’s toughest neighborhoods during turbulent
these images offer a window into a place and time too often overlooked
in our collective narrative. In addition to their historical value,
these images represent a document of Barry’s adventurous, outlaw
lifestyle during his time in Hunter’s Point, an idiosyncratic record of
life lived on the edge.
Hidden away for decades, the images that make up A Dangerously Curious Eye
had been seen only rarely before this year, when we had the chance to
bring a collection of Barry’s work to Oakland’s Warehouse 416 gallery.
Published in 2010, ADCE represents both a companion piece to the exhibition, and a comprehensive retrospective of Barry’s incredible 1970s work.