Past Exhibits

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  • Garrett Cotham: On Trail

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Oct. 8 to Friday, Nov. 1
    Artist Reception: 
    Friday, Oct. 11 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening: 
    Saturday, Oct. 12 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    In the Step Up Gallery in October, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center presents the photography of Garrett Cotham in an exhibit titled On Trail: Images from Hiking Trails of the American West.

    The images in On Trail are part of a large, ongoing project that reflects Garrett’s desire to explore the natural world, especially wild and undeveloped areas. “I have become an avid hiker,” he states, “and often find myself exploring these places alone, developing a sense of wonder, awe, and tranquility as I take in these scenes. I try to evoke a sense of quiet and solitude in my photographs, as well as inspire viewers to explore and learn as much about our world as possible. I hope that viewers will feel as though they are in the places that I depict in my photographs, experiencing the actual location with their own senses, and developing their own memories and emotions of that place.”

  • Gary Cawood: Excavation

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Sep. 10 to Friday, Oct. 4
    Artist Reception: 
    Friday, Sep. 13 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening: 
    Saturday, Sep. 14 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Gary Cawood began his ongoing body of photographs, Excavation, in 2006. “Since the natural landscape is considered expendable in our culture, the surface scars we create seemed like an intriguing subject to explore,” he explains. “I selected sites that were excavated long ago, and at first I focused on the surprising forms and colors created by erosion. Soon I began adding throwaways to the compositions. Like the land, much of the stuff we buy is considered disposable and makes its way to sites like these. I utilized the scarred landscape as a context for the stuff we abandon.”

    In the latest images in the evolving project, Cawood finds himself drawn to “the castoffs of the landscape itself rather than man-made stuff. By focusing more on the natural elements, the recent work emphasizes the ability of the landscape to recover and reinvent itself, even as we continue to disrupt its inherent balance.”

  • Moods of Venice—Photographs by Robert Hubbell

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Sep. 10 to Friday, Oct. 4
    Artist Reception: 
    Friday, Sep. 13 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening: 
    Saturday, Sep. 14 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is pleased to present the exhibit Moods of Venice by Robert Hubbell in its Step Up Gallery in September.

    “Ah, Venice, that magical place,” sighs Bob. “My romantic heart beat as I strolled her alleys and plazas. I enjoyed her architecture, the glories of her art, the dignified decay of her weathered buildings, the romance of her nights, and the exuberance of her past.”

    In 2011 Bob spent two weeks in Venice, much of it simply wandering, trying to absorb and photograph what he saw. “Different aspects of the city generated different responses,” he says, “from the cliché of gondolas moored near San Marco Square to the giant billboard dominating the Bridge of Sighs. I was intrigued by reflections in the canals. Brightly colored like the billboard, they are reminiscent of Venice’s glory days, when whole buildings were covered with murals, and extravagance was a way of life. The twilight hours add still another mood to the city, as the colors become muted and the ghosts of the past begin to whisper.”

  • Marking Time: A Journey through Ancient Lands


    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Aug. 6 to Friday, Sep. 6
    Artist Reception: 
    Friday, Aug. 9 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening: 
    Saturday, Aug. 10 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    In August, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center presents the photographs of Dale Crandall-Bear in an exhibition called Marking Time: A Journey through Ancient Lands.

    “In the spring of 2008,” says Crandall-Bear, “I embarked on a long-anticipated journey into distant time. I sought an encounter with the ancient past – beyond the youth of my own country and beyond the ‘middle age’ of Europe. I found what I was looking for in the deserts of Egypt, in the back alleys of Damascus, and on the barren plains of Anatolia. The images in this exhibit are the photographic impressions of that journey.”

  • Images of Indian Valley—Photographs by Erik Weber

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Aug. 6 to Friday, Sep. 6
    Artist Reception: 
    Friday, Aug. 9 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening: 
    Saturday, Aug. 10 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    During the month of August, Viewpoint Gallery presents Images of Indian Valley—Photographs by Erik Weber in the Step Up Gallery.

    Erik Weber is a documentary photographer, or as he prefers to call himself, a "visual historian". After living most of his life in San Francisco, he moved to Indian Valley, a remote, secluded part of Plumas County, California, where logging, ranching, mining and farming has been the way of life from the time the valley was settled in the 1850s to the present. Minimally touched by outside influences, it offered Weber an opportunity to make images of a way of life much different from the one he had known.

    Weber spent the first years in Indian Valley learning how to live in the mountains with few city conveniences and getting to know the local customs, folks and critters. With so much to photograph, and knowing the limits of his visual energy, he decided to to confine his photography to Indian Valley. He felt it was important to document what he found here before it disappeared.

  • 2013 Viewpoint Members' Exhibit

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Jul. 9 to Friday, Aug. 2
    Artist Reception: 
    Friday, Jul. 12 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening: 
    Saturday, Jul. 13 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    The annual Viewpoint Members’ Exhibit, a long-time tradition at Viewpoint, is always exciting for the quality and range of photographic art it showcases. Because it gives all Viewpoint members an opportunity to showcase one image of their choosing, the exhibit highlights the diversity of techniques, approaches, and personal visions in our photographic community.

     

  • 2013 Viewpoint Members' Exhibit

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Jul. 9 to Friday, Aug. 2
    Artist Reception: 
    Friday, Jul. 12 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening: 
    Saturday, Jul. 13 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    The annual Viewpoint Members’ Exhibit, a long-time tradition at Viewpoint, is always exciting for the quality and range of photographic art it showcases. Because it gives all Viewpoint members an opportunity to showcase one image of their choosing, the exhibit highlights the diversity of techniques, approaches, and personal visions in our photographic community.

     

  • Onsite: Men of Mining—Photographs by László Bencze

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Jun. 4 to Friday, Jul. 5
    Artist Reception: 
    Friday, Jun. 7 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening: 
    Saturday, Jun. 8 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    In June, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center presents in its main gallery the photographs of László Bencze in an exhibition titled Onsite: Men of Mining.

    “Mining companies get a bad rap in the press,” says László. “No one wants a mine in their back yard. On the other hand everyone wants computers, TV sets, cars, cameras, washing machines, cell phones and all the other good stuff of modern culture. And just about all of that good stuff begins life somewhere in the ground.

    “The people of mining work hard, safe, and honorably, taking pains to cause as little damage to the environment as possible and remediating that which is inevitable. I have enjoyed my assignments onsite and have come to admire these dedicated workers, craftsmen, and artisans who transform dirt into the raw material of civilization.

  • Ancient Textures of the Sevier Orogeny: Photographs by Ron Williams

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Jun. 4 to Friday, Jul. 5
    Artist Reception: 
    Friday, Jun. 7 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening: 
    Saturday, Jun. 8 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    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.

  • Gene Kennedy: 44 Years of Real Estate Photographs

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Wednesday, Jan. 9 to Saturday, Feb. 2
    Artist Reception: 
    Friday, Jan. 11 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening: 
    Saturday, Jan. 12 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    In January, Viewpoint Gallery honors Gene Kennedy with a retrospective exhibition that he intriguingly calls 44 Years of Real Estate Photographs.

    “For many years, I have struggled to find a single phrase that describes what I do photographically,” Kennedy states. “From nature photography to landscape photography to architectural photography to environmental documentary photography to humorous photography to Gladding McBean photography — nothing covers it all. Recently, as I turned my career energies in a new direction ... I stumbled onto that elusive phrase.”

     

  • Larry Brenden, Dolores Frank and David L. Robertson: A Sense of Place

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Wednesday, May. 6 to Friday, Jun. 5

    How do visual images convey a sense of place? From the jungles of the Amazon rainforest to the icy glaciers of Antarctica to the festive streets of Venice, three Viewpoint photographers define place through color, form and gesture.

    Larry Brenden brings us a world that few have experienced: Antarctica, a continent completely surrounded by ocean with a desert climate which receives less than 3 inches of precipitation annually. "Though isolated by geography, the Antarctic continent is not isolated from the ravages of Global Warming and water conservation. This environment, one of the last pristine frontiers, is extremely vulnerable to our daily decisions about energy and waste." Many travelers expect white snow and black rocks; when in fact the clean air and unpolluted environment contribute to a kaleidoscope of colors.

    Dolores Frank plunged into the festive world of the Venetian carnavale, an annual celebration with roots in many traditions, from the Latin feast of Saturnalia to the Greek feast of Dionysian cults celebrating the start of spring. "People come from all over the world to display their extravagant costumes and masks. For those who choose not to adorn themselves, there are many celebrations planned which show the heart of Venice. It is a happy time with thousands of people celebrating."

    David L. Robertson explored a slice of the Brazilian rainforest in 2007, venturing upriver in canoes around the town of Manaus. "In the villages, the houses would often contain a dozen or more occupants. At night, hammocks would be strung from hooks in the ceiling to accommodate all of the evening residents." Robertson came away from his experience with a renewed sense of the diversity of cultures around the world.

    Three visual artists in three evocative settings. Join us for a visual exploration of place.

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