Viewpoint Exhibit History

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020

 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Saturday, December 7, 2019

 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Saturday, December 7, 2019

 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Saturday, December 7, 2019

 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Saturday, December 7, 2019

 

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 to Saturday, November 2, 2019

 

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 to Saturday, November 2, 2019

 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Saturday, October 5, 2019

 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Saturday, October 5, 2019

 

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 to Saturday, September 7, 2019

 

Juliet Haas,Marionettes & Other Ghosts of Vision

Jing Lin, Solitary

William Mark Sommer, Lost Highway

Michael Kelly-Dewitt, Off Kilter

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 to Saturday, September 7, 2019

 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 to Saturday, August 3, 2019

 

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019

 

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019

 

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019

 

Reece Metzger has always had an interest in photography and its role in fine art. 

A visit to Western Australia in 2016 was particularly inspirational allowing him to produce a collection of photographs of man-made and natural geography.  These landscapes are reflected in Australian aboriginal art:  themes, designs, colors, and patterns.  By manipulating selected images, Reece’s photos become abstract elements he inkjet transfers to fabric.  He stitches collages adding a three-dimensional aspect.  The result is the joining of landscapes influenced by aboriginal art expressed with Western perspectives.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to Saturday, June 1, 2019

 

Just as the sun rises and sets each day, we engage in ritualistic practices to seek transformation. Viewing a figure in motion is to experience a duration of time invisible to the unaided eye.

Under attack, our bodies and souls seek protection and preservation. Beneath a veil of opposition, we are hidden from the light which is our life source. At times, life can seem a blur as we move across the surface of the earth. We mechanically move through the in-between spaces, trusting that the light of self-knowledge will be revealed to us. As we stay in motion, we repeat ourselves season after season, but we are never the same.

Slowly, over time, we expand to allow ourselves space for healing. Through ritual, we learn to navigate the dualities of darkness and light, stillness and movement.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to Saturday, June 1, 2019

 

The wild landscape of the Western United States is being rapidly converted to a built landscape due to suburban development. The destructive nature of these large-scale developments immediately disrupts the ecosystems. Even after these developments are completed, they continue to destroy the adjacent environment in the wild-land urban interface due to human caused wildfires, habitat fragmentation, enhancing invasive species migration, surface and groundwater pollution, soil erosion, and pesticide impacts on wildlife. Habitat Lost: Negative Effects of Suburban Sprawl on Ecosystems, is a response to this uncontrolled ecological destruction.

The work is comprised of large 20” x 30” black and white, digital, high contrast prints of the constructed environment. Furthering the dialogue of environmental loss from suburban development, small kallitype prints on fabric, encased in encaustic wax, of the lost wildlife and habitat, are hung in front of the large black and white images. This body of work relates both to western society’s desire to replace natural land and environments with contemporary construction and developments, as well as photography’s desire to replace the historical with the digital photographic prints.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to Saturday, June 1, 2019

 

John Campbell
“Have you ever gone to a popular place and found that the crowds wouldn’t allow you to get the image that you want to capture? Well, that has always bothered me. So I developed some proprietary actions that allow me to improve the images rapidly and with consistent results. I minimize the crowd effects and maximize the object I want to preserve.  I call this technique “Photo Sketch”. My cyanotypes on display have been derived from my “Photo Sketches”.

Rhonda Campbell-
“What is art but the visual creation of what is in ones mind - imagination? Art comes from the heart, the technique is irrelevant. I use any tool available to create my art. In this exhibit you will see my passion for mixed media using photography negatives, photograms or artist hand tools to create alternative photography. Some of the prints have ink line drawings and paint. Printmaking to me is back to my roots, the traditional way; Etchings, Monotype and Alternative Photography (as Cyanotype).”

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to Saturday, May 4, 2019

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to Saturday, May 4, 2019

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 to Saturday, April 6, 2019

 

Special Presentation--FREE
Adventures in Mongolia, by Kerik Kouklis
Talk, Slide Show and Documentary Film Screening

Wed. March 27 at 6:30 p.m., Viewpoint Photographic Art Center

Join exhibiting photographer, fledgling film maker and Viewpoint Board President Kerik Kouklis for a night celebrating Mongolia. Kerik will share stories and images from his expeditions. He will also screen a 30-minute documentary he produced in 2017, “Mongolia in Winter”. 

THE EXHIBIT: For as long as he can remember, Kerik Kouklis has liked to make stuff. He discovered early on that he really like to make photographs. Taking pictures and making prints has been part of Kerik’s life ever since his dad set up a basement darkroom for him when he was twelve. Kerik would spend hours experimenting (and he says mostly failing) to make something interesting. But every once in a while, something good would result, leading him to continue my pursuit of the next good picture, the next good print.  Kerik has never been in the “image is everything” camp of photography. It’s important to him that the image takes the form of a physical object – something that can be touched, or held, or maybe even hung on a wall.

Kerik states that his job is to deliver the message, the mood, the thought, the emotion. The image is the starting place, and printmaking is the language. He makes all his prints in his darkroom, using hands-on processes — wet plate collodion, platinum/palladium and gum bichromate. These experience-based processes allow him to shape the way an image is interpreted – and they bring him the satisfaction of creating something with his own hands. To Kerik, that physical connection between maker and object confers value on both.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 to Saturday, April 6, 2019

 

For more than two decades Michael E. Gordon has obsessively explored, hiked, climbed, and photographed over our remarkable American deserts, seeking profound experiences, sage wisdom, and utter silence. He states, "It’s here where I am most balanced while in direct contact with earth, wind, and creative fire. I am enthralled by the charismatic and highly evolved life found here, possessed by prickly dynamic forms and radiant desert light. My images evoke the quiet stories of my subjects and titillate with the unspeakable essence of the vast Mojave, Great Basin, and Sonoran Deserts. These ancient landscapes provide thousands of square miles for my explorations, meditations, and creations."

The images in this exhibition were made with a 4x5" large format view camera and film and high resolution D-SLR. All prints are made with pigment inks on cotton rag and are finished exclusively with archival materials.

His love for and commitment to the preservation of imperiled California landscapes is a cornerstone of his work. He has served on the Board of Directors for the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association and Mojave National Preserve Conservancy. His photographs have been instrumental in the campaigns of The Wilderness Society, Campaign for America’s Wilderness, Pew Charitable Trusts, National Parks Conservation Association and others, and have helped to shape wildfire management, renewable energy policies, and to advance Federal Wilderness and National Monument designation and expansion. In early 2015, Michael was a featured on-camera Death Valley expert in an NHK Japan full-length documentary film.

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to Saturday, March 2, 2019

Lloyd Fergus, who recently passed away at the age of 99, was one of the founding members of Viewpoint.  Over many years, Lloyd dedicated thousands of hours of his time as a docent at the gallery. When Viewpoint was located in the Sacramento Museum and Archives Collection Center (SAMCC), Viewpoint’s “rent” was paid by its members working on projects for SAMCC. No one paid more rent for Viewpoint than Lloyd.  In recognition of his service to Viewpoint, Lloyd was later designated an Honorary Life Member by the Viewpoint Board.

Lloyd’s images typically came from his travels in the western United States and Canada.  He worked in all formats from 35mm to 8” x 10”, and typically printed in black and white with selenium toner to finish each piece.

"When working in the field I have no preconceived idea of what to photograph," he said. "I do not work to make a series, or a theme-connected group. Each photograph must be able to stand by itself and be complete.”

 

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to Saturday, March 2, 2019

 

Svalbard, Norway is a small, remote island group north of the Arctic Circle. It is one of the coldest, wildest and most pristine places remaining on the planet for life to call home. Yet today, as local ecotourism is escalating, its climate is rapidly deteriorating due to global climate change. This collection of images tells a pictorial story of love and pending loss. Svalbard is an experience in contrasting realities of simplicity, complexity, active geology, life’s challenges and primitive beauty captured within these unique photographs, that are rich with depth, information and meaning. Photography has the power to bring unknown worlds within reach of the viewer, and by doing so inspire care and protection for far away places such as this unique, frozen world, and for those places closer to home. Jim’s images and perspectives help us to explore both our world and our role within Earth’s shared surroundings.

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 to Saturday, February 2, 2019

 

With each snap of the shutter Larry Brenden allows the world to see his love of nature and the natural world. Larry works to promote emotion in his photographic work...wonder, love, pain, peace and joy. Larry also brings a sense of adventure to his photographs by not documenting iconic sites but by allowing color and light guide him to photographs off the beaten track. “Finding the Spirit” was born from his sense of adventure and the draw of wild places. This series has been created using two types of photographic style; the more traditional style of landscape photography which utilizes a camera on a tripod with tack sharp precision, and a non-traditional style that involves movement of the camera in brush type strokes much like a painter with a canvas.

With today’s world of a constant cacophony of confusing stimulation, Larry finds harmony and peace visiting untamed locations.  The process of finding photographs can be spiritual or meditative with a “letting go” and surrendering to his surroundings. He many times finds his best photographs by becoming one with the energy of wild places.  Being drawn to the quality of light and color, Larry allows the composition to unfold and lets the spirit of his surroundings and his love of nature create the composition.  “Finding the Spirit” images have been captured in such faraway places as Iceland or New Zealand and locally such as literally in his back yard in Lincoln, California.

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