As Is: Video and Collections by Katherine McInnis
With Contributions from:
Craig Baldwin, Bill Daniel, Jeanne C. Finley, Amy Harrison, Douglas Katelus, Jessica Lanyadoo, Rachel Manera, Stephen Parr, Kal Spelletich
“As Is” was a site-specific exhibition inspired by Thrift Town, the second-hand store in the same building as Mission 17. McInnis borrowed ‘great finds’ from local artists and other Mission residents, and interviewed them about their discoveries. She also interviewed people who worked at the store, and shot video capturing its eclectic textures and patterns. The result was a show that presented the thrift store as a locus of meaning and social interaction, with its own logic and organizational structures.