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Snow Traces by Francesca Pfister at the Burrison Gallery
January 12, 2010, Volume 56, No. 17



The Burrison Gallery presents Snow Traces by Francesca Pfister now through February 19.

Francesca Pfister practices a form of visual archeology. Working in photography, video and installation, she explores the physical world around her, looking for surfaces, objects and spaces that express human presence. Her main source of inspiration is the city, with its urban textures, permanent marks and ephemeral traces. In Snow Traces, she investigates a pedestrian’s experience of Philadelphia streets­—in the aftermath of a snowstorm.

After earning an art history degree in Switzerland and a certificate in Museum Studies from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science in New York, Ms. Pfister worked as a curatorial researcher and educator for museums in New York.  She then studied photography at The University of The Arts in Philadelphia and the Centre Iris in Paris, before obtaining an MFA from Penn, where she currently teaches photography in the fine arts department.

A reception will be held at the Burrison Gallery on January 14, from 5 to 7 p.m.

For more information about the Burrison Gallery’s upcoming exhibits or to make a online donation to support the Gallery visit www.upenn.edu/universityclub/burrison.shtml.

Almanac - January 12, 2010, Volume 56, No. 17