Viewpoint Exhibit History

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 to Saturday, February 5, 2022

 

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021 to Saturday, January 1, 2022

 

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to Saturday, December 4, 2021

 

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 to Saturday, December 4, 2021

 

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 to Saturday, November 6, 2021

 

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 to Saturday, November 6, 2021

 

I am a wilderness landscape photographer who finds inspiration in the places I hike. 

When I find myself in beautiful areas, it's not road signs that direct me but rather trail markers, a dirt path has often been my guide to the places I visit. 

On any given weekend, chances are, I'm somewhere hiking.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 to Saturday, October 2, 2021

 

Growing up in Jerry Takigawa’s family, when anyone spoke of camp, they weren’t referring to a pine-scented summer retreat; they were referring to the WWII American concentration camps sanctioned by Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. Enlisting memory, old family photographs, and the history of the Japanese American diaspora, Takigawa gained a new appreciation for the struggles his family endured. Balancing Cultures represents his personal expression and interpretation of the emotions, insights, and deep collective acceptance of the political and social injustices unexpressed by his immigrant grandparents and American-born parents. In Balancing Cultures, he interprets how it felt to endure economic loss, the pain of prejudice and imprisonment, and the repercussions of re-integration into post-war America.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 to Saturday, October 2, 2021


A mandala is a geometric configuration of symbols, images or shapes. Various spiritual practitioners employ mandalas as a guidance tool to focus their attention, to establish sacred spaces and as an aid for meditation and trance induction. In “New Age”, the mandala is a diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically: a time-microcosm of the universe. It originally represented wholeness and a model for the organizational structure of life itself; a cosmic diagram that shows the relation to the infinite and the world that extends beyond and within minds and bodies (source: Wikipedia).

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to Saturday, September 4, 2021

 

Anne Miller’s photographs transform extracts of our everyday world into an explosion of abstract color. Drawing upon her interest in computing and photography, she reimagines fabricated objects and organic materials. Guided by shape, color and texture, Miller creates vivid works that invite the viewer to admire their beauty and contemplate their complexity.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to Saturday, September 4, 2021

 

Anita Rama’s imagery reflects the beauty and connection that she feels with the natural world. For this project, Rama honed in on the details of individual cactus plants. Focusing on color, shape, and water marks, she engaged in an intimate conversation with her subjects and created a series of abstract images that provide a remarkably aquatic vision of the desert landscape.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to Saturday, September 4, 2021

 

Henry Paine has been influenced strongly by the black and white photography of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Brett Weston, but it was Don Worth’s stunning images of succulent and other plants that he first saw in 1973 that opened his eyes to their beauty. Since that time he has been fascinated with photographing plants himself. In 1980 he began making yearly trips to the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA where he spent many hours primarily in the Desert Garden with occasional forays into the more lush areas of Huntington Estate.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021

 

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This year, Viewpoint's annual Members' Exhibit open call closed early due to popular demand. In years past the show came very close to a full house, but this year it closed before the June 19th deadline becasue the entry count had been achieved. The annual open calll is for the first 100 member entries, giving each member the opportunity to select their favorite piece of work to share with the community. Its encouraging and exciting to see such a strong response to this very popular exhibit.

So please, take an afternoon in July to come to the gallery and check out the diversity and photographic range of Viewpoint members' work.

 

Spin: Agnes Alfano

Thursday, June 10, 2021 to Saturday, July 3, 2021

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This series of 25 images focuses on a specific aspect of the Urban Landscape, exteriors of multiple grouped buildings, mostly commercial, with minimal surrounding context. These compositions intend to transform stark geometries into abstract surfaces revealing new and unexpected perspectives. The mathematical relationships among the buildings, the collisions of lines, the confusions of space and depth, the visual interactions of several structures at once, all are spellbinding.

Richard Greene's background as a musician has him interpreting architectural forms and their intersections as music, full of harmonies, counterpoint, fugue and cross rhythms, all captured in steel, brick, glass and concrete. Often this subject is shot as far back as possible to get the whole object in the frame. His abstractive approach hopes to create a temporary optical illusion of captivating lines and patterns, the image being only part of the world it extends into after the eye leaves the photo. His favorite images are the ones that at first the viewers don’t quite know what they are seeing.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 to Saturday, July 3, 2021

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This work is a personal exploration of the work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Guadi was the principal practitioner of a architectural period known as Modernisme. My goal is not to catalog this work but to react to it and enjoy it.

Gaudi, who died almost 100 years ago, worked in Catalonia, mostly in Barcelona. Modernisme largely died with him except for a large church which is not yet finished. Many did not mourn Modernisme; others pine for it. Millions visit Barcelona just to see it.

Gaudi’s work is very organic with many obvious references to bones, plants etc. Those who lived in his houses (some still do) must need an infusion of Dramamine to stay upright. The floors are the only things remotely in a plane. Gaudi’s work is bizarre or whimsical or gaudy or eccentric or genius. You pick.

John Hennessy states his goal is to reduce a subject to its essence, or make a new thing of it. Correctly or completely showing a man-made object or a scene is not as interesting to him as using a subject’s structure, texture and space to emphasize one or two crucial elements.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 to Saturday, July 3, 2021

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"Clouds in the Church," by Time Messick

After many years photographing building exteriors and interiors at Bodie, Tim Messick felt there wasn't much new or different to capture there. Then he realized that by embracing the window reflections he had been struggling to exclude from his images, he could bring surprising new depth and complexity to his compositions. That was a breakthrough for Messick, not just in image-making, but also in how he explores and experiences the place.  Now he looks for reflections to include in his images deliberately — by carefully composing them in-camera, then balancing light, shadow, and contrast in post-processing. He hopes that these moody "found collages" — with multiple layers of foreground, background, and reflection — may provoke a different kind of reflection, on the past, present, and future of this once famously boisterous mining town.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 to Sunday, August 1, 2021

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In recognition of the 30th Anniversary of Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, the Crocker Art Museum is exhibiting sixty-eight photographs created by Viewpoint members. The photographs illustrate a range of interests, spectrum of subjects, variety in techniques, and creative explorations of photographic print media among Viewpoint members.

 

Images L to R: Casey LeClair "Renaming Renderville" | Marc Vayssieres "Hanging On the Wall" | Gary Wagner "Swirling Seas"

Thursday, May 6, 2021 to Saturday, June 5, 2021

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Once in a while we all meet people who change our lives significantly. Davidjohn Lotto is one of those people. His energy, attention to detail, artistic vision and depth of soul have touched so many. His art is inspired by all of these elements that show so clearly in his body of work. As he was driven by his passion for these things and a need to heal and process the events in his life he channeled these things into his art.

Buddhism, psychology and early life experiences each informed him deeply. His understanding and appreciation for beauty in all its forms can clearly be seen as he worked with the photographic iconography of figure, form, and landscape. They also show up in his use of vintage and modern techniques of wet plate, platinum, brass Petzval lenses, digital manipulation and handmade papers.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 to Saturday, June 5, 2021

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Marco Pinter’s work explores the underlying mechanisms of perception, creating situations of conflict between our higher level consciousness and lower level perception. He typically uses materials that explore a fusion of physical movement with visualizations in the virtual world. He finds inspiration in dance and sculpture, but also in cognitive psychology, neuroscience and mathematics.

In installation form, Mr. Pinter works with robotic sculpture and computer graphic forms. At the same time, he pursues similar themes in performance through the use of dancers, sensors and projected forms. This process becomes cyclical, wherein his observations of public participants with an installation, on the one hand, and his experience with performers and audience, on the other, create a feedback loop of cross-influence in his ongoing exploration.

With his work, through a dialog between dynamic material forms (live participants and/or sculpture) and virtual forms (e. g. via screens and projections), he seeks to challenge our cognitive perceptions of what is real and what is imagined. Ideally, this may inspire a viewer to reflect on the illusory realities which our senses create, and how those constructs impact perception and behavior.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 to Saturday, May 1, 2021

 

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OPEN SHOW Sacramento is a unique presentation platform for photographers, by photographers. The event comes together through an Open Call for photography projects that includes a body of work, which has been completed or is in process. Once submitted, the program coordinator, Juliet Haas selects five presenters to share their work. 

This exhibit represents images from the Alumni of the past 11 OPEN SHOW Sacramento presentations over a three-year period of time. Each of the 44 photographers will be exhibiting one image representing their current work or project.

Image by: Iva Bartley

Thursday, April 8, 2021 to Saturday, May 1, 2021

 

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As part of the annual exhibit schedule, Viewpoint once again presents its student show which highlights the work of dedicated students of photography throughout our region. This year's exhibit includes 32 images by 27 students. Just under 50 students entered the juried competition, many entering several images for consideration. Not only does the exhibit offer an important forum for our region's emerging photographic artists, but the process itself teaches students about the competitive world of online applications and exhibit interface. 

Read more about the exhibit from student program director Diana Proctor and juror Farrell Scott.

Image: Insomnia 02 by Elisa Fernandez

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 to Saturday, April 3, 2021

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OPENING WEEKEND: ARTISTS IN THE HOUSE on Saturday, March. 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please stop by the gallery and say "hello!" Safety protocol fully in place.

Kirk Keeler’s Ten Years in Yosemite is an intimate look at the photographs of a staff photographer at The Ansel Adams Gallery, living full-time in one of the World’s most visited national parks.  This is an exhibit of photographs taken by an insider; a vantage point few photographers – not to mention people – get to experience.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 to Saturday, April 3, 2021

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OPENING WEEKEND: ARTISTS IN THE HOUSE on Saturday, March. 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please stop by the gallery and say "hello!" Safety protocol fully in place.

In this exhibit Jeff Redman shares his love of carbon transfer printing. The development process is very sensitive resulting in a uniquely subtle print with a three-dimensional quality.

If you've never experienced the beauty of a carbon print, plan an in-gallery visit for this exhibit. The work is a study in nuance. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 to Saturday, March 6, 2021

Thirty years of photographic arts advocacy, exhibits, workshops, field trips, lectures, community outreach and education. It takes a village, as they say, and Viewpoint’s strength has always been in the passion of the people who choose to donate their time, resources and support to make it all happen.

Join us as we celebrate a milestone anniversary with this very special invitational exhibit showcasing the work and statements of Viewpoint volunteers over the past 30 years.

Image by Victoria Ruderman, long time volunteer and supporter

30th Anniversary Updates

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 to Saturday, February 6, 2021

 

Ethiopia, home of the oldest humanoid fossil #AL-288, aka "Lucy", is known as the "Cradle of Mankind". Ed Asmus' adventurous journey to the Omo Valley in southwestern Ethiopia included an armed bodyguard, a Land Cruiser stuck in the mud, and a rapid departure from one village due to tribal conflicts.

 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 to Saturday, February 6, 2021

 

In the exhibition, One World, Many Faces, Rachel Rosenthal presents images of people from across the 60 countries she has had the great fortune to visit. Rosenthal’s goal is to illuminate the soul within, connect us to another's culture and locale, and make human nature tangible. In a world that has recently contracted, she believes that it is critical that we acknowledge and appreciate our shared humanity.

 

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