Upcoming Exhibits

Claude Duplat: All Eyes on Linda

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Feb. 4 to Saturday, Mar. 7
Artist Reception: 
Friday, Feb. 7 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening: 
Saturday, Feb. 8 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Claude Duplat has been a photographer all of his life. He owned The Black and White Photo Lab in Sacramento for twenty-five years (1979-2004). During that time, he had many photography shows. Always pushing limits with his photography, manipulating his photos with an artistic eye. After years of owning The Black and White Photo Lab and his own studio he experienced burnout and stepped away from photographic projects. However, in retirement he found his way back to his passion and love for photography.

In his 30’s (mid 1980-1990’s) he had multiple shows of his photography. During those years he also had photography in the KVIE Art Auction, the Crocker-Kingsley Art Completion and photographed art for the Crocker Art Museum. His last exhibition of his 4’x5’ black and white woven photos was 30 years ago at Chan Elliot Gallery in Sacramento, CA. Most recently, his work was exhibited at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center and Blue Line Art. This one man show includes his current work pushing boundaries with photography and photos reflecting movement through daytime time exposures. Claude feels that he has come full circle; having created large woven photos in his darkroom, and now creating his images digitally at home in his lightroom.

Michael Radin: Foiled Portraits

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Feb. 4 to Saturday, Mar. 7
Artist Reception: 
Friday, Feb. 7 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening: 
Saturday, Feb. 8 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Michael Radin grew up in Los Angeles. As a teenager he became interested in photography. His first teacher was the family’s professional photographer. He went on to get his Master of Fine Arts from UCDavis in the 70s and studied with Robert Frank, Bob Arneson, Wayne Thiebaud, and Harvey Himelfarb. Other influences on Michael’s work include Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Moholy-Nagy.

Michael’s process is to play with the camera until some idea intrigues him enough that he embarks on a project that may last for many years. His work reflects his fascination with images that bend reality and challenge the way we have traditionally looked at things.

His work has been shown in various galleries, both nationally and internationally, and it was published in the 100th Anniversary issue of Lenswork. Robert Frank included Michael in his 1996 book Thank You.

After a many years traveling the US as a programming consultant, Michael came back to Davis and is involved in the local art community.

 

 

 

 

Laszlo Bencze: Last Stop Roseville

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Feb. 4 to Saturday, Mar. 7
Artist Reception: 
Friday, Feb. 7 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening: 
Saturday, Feb. 8 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

When Laszlo Bencze’s brother-in-law, George, was a kid in New Hampshire his father, fed up with life, would threaten the family by saying, “I’m going to Roseville.” Everyone understood Roseville, California as the end of the line, as far away as you could get. Those words always scared little George.

In 2010 Bencze moved to Roseville. He looked around and noticed that other than the giant Union Pacific rail yard, it was not much different from the little Ohio town where he had grown up. There were old buildings in the tiny downtown area around which circled neighborhoods dating from early to mid 20th century. As a teenager Bencze had photographed his hometown and exhibited the results in the local library. He decided to do the same for Roseville.

 

 

Osheen Harruthoonyan: A Circle of Bluebirds

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Mar. 10 to Saturday, Apr. 4
Artist Reception: 
Friday, Mar. 13 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening: 
Saturday, Mar. 14 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Starlings over Ararat,  by Osheen HarruthoonyanA Circle of Bluebirds re-imagines the history of the artist's family in Armenia and Italy through three different lenses: a telescope, a microscope, and the artist's imagination. Photographs of the sun, Saturn, and the north star are infused with other-worldly images overlaid onto landscapes as themes of love, happiness and connection absent from the stories of Harruthoonyan's past create visions of a new earth.

On this other earth, bluebirds, an ancient symbol of love and happiness, take the place of distant stars. A young girl swallows a star, and, butterflies weave through constellations and space dust. The Van Allen belt, a protective field between the realms of astronomy and biology, is the invisible circle holding the artist's vision together. In this belt, the creation, destruction and re-creation of energy is constantly occurring - not unlike the memories of the places where our families are born, and reborn, throughout generations.

While it cannot be seen with the naked eye, when the movement of this energy is translated into auditory waves, it sounds like a circle of birds chirping - proving that it is, perhaps, only our limited mentalities or methods that keep us from experiencing the new worlds awaiting just beyond the stories that defined our past.

 

 

Ann Mitchell: Meditations

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Mar. 10 to Saturday, Apr. 4
Artist Reception: 
Friday, Mar. 13 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening: 
Saturday, Mar. 14 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Ann Mitchell is an artist who uses photography to explore space and place, actively en- gaged in creating worlds of poetic experience. After completing a BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design, she worked as an award-winning advertising and edi- torial photographer for over a decade. She then returned to school to complete a MFA in Art from Claremont Graduate University. While there, in addition to producing her own work, she also curated several large art projects and has continued that commitment to community through the organizing of photo-related events. Shortly after graduation she joined the Art & Photography Department (now Visual and Media Arts) at Long Beach City College, where she has served as Chair and now as Digital Media Program Coordinator.

Ann Mitchell’s mother is a painter and her father was a film-maker. Over time, she’s come to realize that her photography...and her thoughts about the medium in general has been deeply influenced by both those artists. She’s always seen photography as an expressive medium that plays with the “real” but is not bound by it. She wants to create images that people can get lost in, that give the essence of a time or place in a way that speaks to the heart.

 

 

Gordon Reynolds: Under the I-5 Overpass

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Mar. 10 to Saturday, Apr. 4
Artist Reception: 
Friday, Mar. 13 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening: 
Saturday, Mar. 14 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Typically, Gordon Reynolds does not preplan his photographs, nor does he work on projects, though he has several series that are constantly expanding. Mainly, he relies on luck, and a good bit of walking around. The subjects that interest him most are things from the man-made world, especially those that seem odd, mysterious, and/or timeless. While he has come to enjoy making photographs in the landscape it’s really the urban setting he most likes to explore.

These photographs were taken a week apart on two days in January, 2015. He has been to the area, Discovery Park, many times before and since, usually during the fall and winter months. On these two occasions the American River was low and flat with barely a ripple on the water, making a fine reflective surface. He felt like he was walking among finely preserved monuments from the past. They are hulking things, these pillars, and he wanted to capture a sense of serene ageless grandeur.

 

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