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TWELVE: Balance

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

 

Balance is the theme of the 2017 Twelve exhibit, Viewpoint Gallery’s annual December juried show. In life, balance is the oft sought equilibrium of daily activities from menu planning, exercise, speaker output, tire maintenance, and checkbooks. It is the obviously necessary skill of the tight rope walker, bicyclist, ballet dancer and bowler at the line. As a principle of art and design, balance describes compositional arrangement such as symmetrical, asymmetrical or radial, but in broader understanding, artistic balance indicates the totality of elements working together for meaning and visual impact. Balance itself can be symbolized simply by the placement of the horizon line or by the dramatic tilt of mast and sail against the wind. Balance is in the internal tug of subjects vying for attention within the frame or the quiet push of opposing space or textures. Within the craft of photography balance is tonal range, contrast, and color corrected to match expectation. Yet while balance comforts in its seeming correctness and familiarity, perhaps art is most interesting just at the edge of being out of whack. The principle of balance is open for your photographic interpretation. Any subject and photographic approach is invited for this juried exhibit.

Judy Molle: Landscapes from the Invisible Spectrum

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Jan. 9 to Saturday, Feb. 3
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Jan. 12 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Jan. 13 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Judy Molle is passionate about nature and photography. Judy uses the InfraRed Light Spectrum to capture what is usually not visible to the naked eye.

With a sense of adventure, in 1991 Judy became intrigued by the unpredictable nature of the InfraRed spectrum and began experimenting with InfraRed film, quickly mastering her technique with this material. Judy's Copper Duo-Toned Infra-Red images are uniquely one-of-a kind Art Prints.

Many of Judy's photographs are of mysterious landscapes that express and accentuate her love of the natural environment. Using the InfraRed Spectrum, Judy creates unusual images of ethereal places one could only imagine or perhaps reincarnate to.

 

Pep Ventosa: Trees, in the Round

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Jan. 9 to Saturday, Feb. 3
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Jan. 12 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Jan. 13 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Born in 1957, in Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona), Spain, Pep Ventosa has been fascinated with photography from his first camera gift at the age of 10.

Ventosa states, "I use photographs as raw material, like paint, to create new imagery. I like to explore the space between painting and photography. I believe photography is not only a tool to document things but also one that’s part of the rich history of picture making. I’m particularly interested in representing familiar subjects in ways perhaps not seen before."

"We are surrounded by trees, yet we often walk by them without a thought. In this series, I walk in a circle around a tree, shooting it repeatedly along my path, then overlay and refine the shots to discover what became of the the orbit, the tree and its environment in the round. I like the idea of rendering what is sometimes a complex environment into an abstract backdrop, leaving the tree with the leading role."

Dale Green: Road Trip

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Jan. 9 to Saturday, Feb. 3
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Jan. 12 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Jan. 13 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Dale Green grew up in the San Franscisco Bay Area. He served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, earned a degree in Computer Science from CSU Sacramento, and worked for 28 years in Silicon Valley as a software developer and technical writer. Happily retired, he now lives in Rocklin, California.

Road Trip is an exploration of weird Americana, those strange and wonderful things you see along the highway on your way to somewhere else. Green states, "On these trips, I look for incongruous and humorous juxtapositions—a dinosaur attacking a pizza, a Greek statue guarding a truck stop, a sign advertising picnic sites beside a defunct nuclear power plant. I've been asked, 'Did you Photoshop these?'  I reply, 'Nope. You can't make this stuff up.'  And that's one of the reasons I love photography.  With so much strangeness and weirdness out there, I can't wait to get back on the road and take more photographs."

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