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Jen Susman & Carling McManus: Apple of my eye.

November 1, 2010 - November 30, 2010,

Employing the “cut and paste” language of urban advertising, local artists Carling McManus and Jen Susman relocate San Francisco’s Apple Store by adhering it directly to the windows at ATA on Valencia Street. Using a large photograph of Apple’s storefront display, “Apple of my eye” masquerades the slick commercial aesthetic of Union Square within the hip non-profit art space of the Mission District. By rendering the ATA storefront as two contexts in one, McManus and Susman construct a subtle shift in geography, hinting at the socio-economic expectations of each neighborhood and highlighting ubiquity of mediated visual experience.

Jen Susman & Carling McManus are artists based in San Francisco. For more information, please visit and