Q: How do you turn $5,000 into $10,000?
A: Through a generous anonymous donation!
Viewpoint has been given $5,000 and challenged to match it. This will bring a total of $10,000 to Viewpoint. This match offer will run to the end of the Weston exhibit, which closes June 4th. You can donate online or at the gallery.
Thank you for supporting Viewpoint and the art of photography!
Edward Weston once wrote:
My work-purpose, my theme, can most clearly be stated as the recognition, recording and presentation of the interdependence, the relativity if all things – the universality of basic form . . . In a single day’s work within a radius of a mile, I might discover and record the skeleton of a bird, a blossoming fruit tree, a cloud, a smokestack; each of these being only a part of the whole, but each – in itself – becoming a symbol of the whole, of life.
This unequaled vision of photography resonates throughout Edward Weston’s work and that of his family who continue an artistic legacy that remains vibrant today.
In the work of Brett Weston, we see a deep contemplation of form and through his classic sharp focused contrast we are witness to a master of abstraction.
In the photography of Kim Weston we see generations of photographic acumen and tradition and a versatile style which becomes adaptable and transcendent to every subject, nude and setting.
In the images of Zach Weston we are able to witness a new perspective in abstraction formed from the intuitive Weston ability to present a subtle story in profound ways which honor his family’s legacy yet looking intently to the future.
(Written by Jewel Gentry)
Pepper #30, 1930 • Tina Modoti, Reciting, 1924
Monastery, Portugal, 1960 • Lake Patzcuaro, Mexico, 1976
Nude & Fern, 2008 • Cat in Hat, 2008
Hands, 2013 • Chairs, 2012