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1966 "The Experience" with Jerry Burchard

The Experience exhibition, May 1966, was a “group experiment” by Jerry Burchard, Steven Arnold, Sharon Gray, Chris Gray, and Phil Perkis “to translate hallucinatory terms to visual results.  The photographs represent the interesting beauties revealed by the eye among 5 people over a 12 hour period” in which the artists “take hallucinogenic drugs and collectively document the experience.”

For more on Jerry Burchard: http://jerryburchard.blogspot.com/

For more on Steven Arnold: https://stevenarnoldarchive.com/

For more on Phil Perkis: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/justtoseeamystery


With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.



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