Viewpoint Photographic Art Center presents the exhibit Ancient Textures of the Sevier Orogeny by Viewpoint member Ron Williams in the Step Up Gallery in June.
The Sevier Orogeny was a mountain-forming event that affected North America along the western slope of the Rocky Mountains during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Sevier refers to the Sevier River, whose headwaters originate in the Zion National Park region. Millions of years of tectonic action, erosion of carving rivers, volcanic episodes, and glacial scraping have created these fascinating surreal landscapes. “This body of work,” says Ron, “focuses on the hidden beauty in close-ups of textures in the geologic detail”. Very little photo manipulation was applied to these images shot along Highway 9 just east of the Mt. Carmel Tunnel in Zion National Park.
Ron states, “My passion for photography is focused on the nature of things. Capturing those elusive aesthetic qualities of life and nature has always fascinated me. My photographic art is a melding of technical experience, aesthetic expression, and the lust for that perfect image. My vision is to show the subtle beauty we usually fail to notice and the dramatic images that capture the viewer’s visual taste.”
Ron’s’ early career background included education and training in graphic arts and publishing technology, followed by art direction in the product advertising and retail catalog publishing world, and work in the emerging electronic imaging technology of 1980s. Currently retired, he has also worked in the worlds of digital photography, graphic design, and video production. Ron’s website is www.yuill.com.
Ron Williams: Canyon Cove
Ron Williams: Eroded Cleavage
Ron Williams: Eroded Strata
Ron Williams: Upper Shelf