Exhibits Coming Soon

2018 Members Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Jul. 10 to Saturday, Aug. 4
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Jul. 13 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Jul. 14 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Members Exhibit was developed to publicly acknowledge the valuable contributions and outstanding artwork created by our many members.  Viewpoint Photographic Art Center invites submissions for this annual exhibit of members' works. The entry period for this exhibit is May 18 through June 9, 2018. The Exhibit will run from July 10 through August 4, 2018.

This exhibit is not confined to a particular theme. Members are encouraged to bring in artwork finished through any form of photography. It is anticipated that this exhibit will once again showcase the wide range of photographic interests pursued by its members. We encourage members to create new works for debut in this exhibit and all images submitted must be new to the exhibit—no repeat images from past exhibits please.

Garrett Hansen: HAIL

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Aug. 7 to Saturday, Sep. 1
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Aug. 10 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Aug. 11 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Roughly 40% of US households have a gun and there are enough guns  approximately 300 million  to arm nearly every man, woman, and child in the country.

At the core of The Void series is a desire to consider these facts and to create a set of images that speaks to their implications. Each of the images is created from individual bullet holes. While shooting is fundamentally a destructive act, by bringing these holes into the darkroom, enlarging them and then processing and printing the results, Garrett Hansen is able to balance this destruction with creation. The viewer is presented with images that speak to the sublime – they are both attractive and terrifying at the same time. In many ways this reflects our own opinions of guns in America, a country where the debate between rights and controls continues to rage. The Silhouette series engages the broader culture of guns in America. Every week Hansen goes to a local gun range and collects the cardboard backings that are used behind their standard target. The targets depict an unarmed man’s silhouette, a highly common target throughout civilian and police gun ranges. The third component to this ongoing project is comprised of bullets that have been collected from gun ranges. Each bullet, sculpted by impact with a ballistic steel wall, takes on a dramatic new form. The newest component to this ongoing series is entitled Memorial. This work acknowledges and lays bare the heavy price of having a heavily armed civilian population.

Garrett Hansen graduated from Grinnell College, where he studied economics and political science. He completed his MFA in photography at Indiana University and has taught at several universities in the United States and in Asia; he is now an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Kentucky. Garrett has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Indonesia, and Japan.

Beth Young: Currents: The Journey of Water

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Aug. 7 to Saturday, Sep. 1
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Aug. 10 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Aug. 11 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Currents series, by Beth Young, is borne of a reverence for the life blood that sustains us all: water. This series examines the various forms it takes as it circulates throughout the Earth, from clouds and mist in the atmosphere, to ocean waves and thundering waterfalls to calm reflections. Throughout this process, water changes it’s state of being several times: ever-changing, refracting light, carving through stone, timeless, sensual, always steadfast.

“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.” - Ovid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixing Light with Clay: Photographs from the Gladding, McBean Pottery

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Sep. 4 to Saturday, Oct. 6
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Sep. 7 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Sep. 8 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The entry period for this very special exhibit is May 1 through July 29, 2018. The Exhibit will run from Sept. 4 through Oct. 6, 2018.

The Gladding, McBean & Co. factory, in the Placer County town of Lincoln, has operated continuously since 1875. Starting as a clay pipe manufacturer, “the pottery” soon expanded its product line and by the end of the 19th century was producing the architectural terra cotta that continues to ornament buildings in major cities across the U.S. and beyond. From 1987 to 2011, Gladding, McBean was the site of Feats of Clay, an annual ceramics exhibition that introduced thousands of visitors to the factory. Between 1996 and 2011, in workshops organized by Gene Kennedy, nearly 300 photographers explored, documented, and interpreted Gladding, McBean, a working factory as well as an icon of California’s industrial heritage. This juried exhibit celebrates that extraordinary opportunity and the photographic legacy it has given us.

 

 

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Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.




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