• Joe Rees

    SFAI Walter and McBean Galleries

    When Joe Rees was a sculptor, he created performance environments. That was over five years ago, before he founded Target Video, and long before he became the first video artist to receive the San Francisco Art Institute’s annual Adaline Kent Award. Rees created yet another environment for the award exhibition—projecting 20 hours of Target Video’s productions onto a screen 25 feet wide and 18 feet high.

    Target Video (whose initials are, only incidentally, TV) has attempted a gargantuan task under Rees’ direction. By presenting themselves at most of the Bay Area’s New Wave music clubs with a

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