Exhibits Coming Soon

Jing Zhou: Visual Meditations

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Aug. 8 to Saturday, Sep. 2
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Aug. 11 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Aug. 12 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Born in Chongqing, China, Jing Zhou is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and Associate Professor in New Jersey, USA. Her award winning work, from digital print to animation, from visual design to interactive project, has been widely shown and collected internationally.

As a Chinese woman artist living in the Western world, Jing Zhou is aware of art, literature, philosophy, and mythology from both cultures. Her understanding of Chinese philosophies has shaped her thinking and conduct. The prudent and contrary-minded Taoist beliefs, the attached-to-the-earth reality of Confucianism, and the sudden enlightenment and intuitive insights of Zen are the foundation of her life. On the other hand, Western culture has inspired her and opened new ways of thinking.
Developing a personal visual language that expresses universal ideas, she creates artworks for the stories and aesthetics of each image, and for making visible those concepts which reflect her personal experiences. She wants her viewers to look at her images through magical windows into deep secondary spaces.

She describes her work as “Inspired by nature and multiple cultures, my artwork explores our common humanity, diverse society, and my inner voyage. Creating artwork required me to realize my nature, re-study my culture, and adapt new thinking, which resulted in a new perspective on life. It has also challenged me to constantly solve visual problems, learn new techniques, and explore the splendid human heritage. My images form a visual communication that interacts in several collective dialogues. These dialogues are between eternity and transience, oneness and variety, existence and emptiness”.

Lorraine Castillo: No Butterflies

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Aug. 8 to Saturday, Sep. 2
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Aug. 11 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Aug. 12 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Surrealists believed the creativity that comes from deep within a person’s subconscious is more powerful and more authentic than any product of conscious thought.  They sought a revolution against the constraints of the rational mind.

Lorraine Castillo relies on her intuition when she makes a photograph.  She feels “this ultimately results in images that are a mirrored reflection of my emotions. My subconscious is my compass, seeing for me.” Her series, No Butterflies was created while she was caring for a loved one battling alcoholism. She describes the series as follows: ”Darkness is the uncertain place we all go before light seeps in, and before butterflies can fly.”

Ten Eyes – Independent Expressions

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Aug. 8 to Saturday, Sep. 2
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Aug. 11 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Aug. 12 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Ten Eyes is a group of Sacramento women photographers who began meeting monthly in 1983 to show new work and to critique each other’s work with the goal to grow as photographic artists. Originally five in number (hence the name Ten Eyes) the group has grown to include more women who share a passion for creating photographic art. Informal in nature, the monthly meetings are also opportunities to share information and experiences on all matters photographic. A passion for and committed support of the art of photography are the underlying elements that bind the group together.

The members of the group strongly support each other’s creative explorations and individual artistic development. The group celebrates the women of Ten Eyes’ distinct styles and approaches to photography. While some work in black and white and in color, hand coloring and alternative processes are also mediums of choice. All have incorporated digital processes into their workflow. 

Ten Eyes – Independent Expressions is a collection of small portfolios of new work from each member. While the images shown in this exhibit illustrate the group’s individual interests and styles, independence of expression is the group’s underlying common theme. 

The women of Ten Eyes are: Liz Welsh Abad  •  Roberta Bailey  •  Karen Connell  •  Anita Frimkess Fein  •  Dolores Frank  •  Francine Moskovitz  •  Judy Yemma

 

Picturing the Parkway: Celebrating the American River Parkway in Photographs

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

Considered a blueprint for urban parks across the U.S., the 4,900-acre American River Parkway extends along the Lower American River for 23 miles, from Folsom Dam to Discovery Park at the confluence with the Sacramento River. Combining conservation with scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, and a wide range of recreational opportunities, the Parkway hosts more than 5 million visitors annually. The Parkway also provides a wealth of photographic opportunities in all seasons of the year.

The exhibit will be open to all photographers and all photographic techniques. Visit the Call for Entries for this exhibit for details on how to submit (Entry Period: June 1 to July 29, 2017).

Charlotte Gibb: Mother Earth

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

Mother Earth is a photographic exploration of the natural world through a woman’s eyes. This exhibit is Charlotte Gibb’s latest collection of photographs that celebrate the delicate and ephemeral nature of Mother Earth — her rages, her quiet contemplation, her dignified poses.

Inspired by the constant change of nature, these images depict heartbreakingly beautiful moments, both fleeting and powerful—giant pines weathering a raging snow storm which momentarily reveals a massive wall of granite; ghostly white Aspen trees in the final throes of Autumn; reflections in still water that play tricks on the mind.

Charlotte writes, “This body of work is meant to convey my deep emotional connection to Mother Nature, and to invite the viewer to listen in on my intimate, woman-to-woman, visual conversation with her.”

The Family of Mannequin

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

The Family of Mannequin is a group exhibit by members of “F/8”. These are some of our photographs of mannequins that are current or past residents of Continental Display, a business in Sacramento that sells used furnishings and paraphernalia from department stores and clothing shops that have either closed or replaced their old fixtures. Continental Display has mannequins—lots and lots of mannequins—retired now after years of service, or biding their time between jobs. The mannequins are waiting quietly (at least during the times we have seen them) for repairs and perhaps new homes. However, Continental Display will itself be closing this year, so the fate of the remaining mannequins is at best uncertain. Sadly, the demand for mannequins like these has diminished greatly in recent years.

F/8 is a group of photographers from Davis, Woodland, and Sacramento, formed in 2011. We spend a few quality hours together each month sharing our printed images and critiquing each other’s work, encouraging each other to be better photographers. We are also all members of the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center. The group and its members have participated in many  group, solo, and juried photography exhibits and publications locally, nationally, and overseas.

Current and past F/8 members represented in The Family of Mannequin are: Joseph Finkleman, Rob Floerke, Richard Halliburton, Dennis McCoy, Tim Messick, Anne Miller, Michael Radin, David Robertson, and Rick York.

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