Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Still Lights Gallery

Fragile Connections
Sunday, March 24 - Saturday, March 30, 2013
Paul Sack Still Lights Gallery
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

About the Student Exhibition

In her first solo exhibition FRAGILE CONNECTIONS, Austrian artist Maria Theresa Barbist presents a series of black and white polaroids. In this body of work she explores multiple aspects of inter- and intrapersonal connectedness through symbolic gestures. Barbist explores the fragility of an immediate, but also transitory medium hinting at similar qualities in human relationships. Her photographs evoke an uncanny and haunting feeling while struggling for visibility.

Monochrome instant prints, 3.5 in x 4.2 in, 2013

Participating Artists

Born 1979 in Schwaz (Austria), Barbist worked as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist before starting her art practice in California. She is currently an MFA student at SFAI and mainly uses movement-based performance and painting in the creation of her artwork.


About the Paul Sack and Still Lights Galleries Exhibitions
The student-run Prentice and Paul Sack Still Lights Gallery displays photo-based work on a weekly basis.

The Galleries are open daily from 9 am–5 pm for exhibition and mural viewing on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. Opening receptions are on Tuesdays, with an artist talk at 5:30 and a reception from 5–7 pm. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit