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SHARED VISIONS: A collaboration by four photographers from four countries

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Mar. 3
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Feb. 9 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Feb. 10 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

In late 2014, Isabel Karl-Herunter, David L. Robertson and Maurice Warniers had their first opportunity to capture photographs together at a workshop near Mendocino, California, organized by Greg Gorman, a highly-respected portrait photographer.  Four months later, David and Mattia Zaldini met at a photography workshop in Venice, Italy, photographing Carnevale.  What was immediately evident was that these four photographers had diverse but coherent approaches to portraiture.

Although these photographers come from Austria, Belgium, Italy and the USA, and approach photography from very diverse directions, they share a common passion for portrait photography presented in black and white.  They prefer black and white images because that removes any distractions and focuses attention on the “hero” of the image.

Cyrus Javid: Morocco

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Mar. 3
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Feb. 9 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Feb. 10 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Born in Iran in 1966 Cyrus Javid lived there until he was 25. He migrated to the United States in 1991 and became a US citizen in 1999.

Mostly a self-taught photographer, Cyrus strives to be better with every photograph.  Line, color, shape, form, texture, balance, movement, pattern, and proportion are integral parts of his images. Through their use, he hopes to create images that are unique, and to offer his viewers a new perspective. Javid loves color images but dreams in black and white.

The images in this exhibition were made a few years ago. Javid’s adventure took him to Casablanca; Rabat, with its green hills by the Atlantic ocean; Fes, with its ancient winding medina; Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara Desert, with its shifting colored sands; the rugged twisted roads of the Atlas Mountains; and finally, the amazing Marrakech, where spice and argon oil souks and snake charmers fill the long winding alleys of Jamaa-el-fna.

Stephen Johnson: Life Form

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

 

Stephen Johnson is a landscape photographer, designer and teacher. He has been photographing since 1973 and concentrates on landscape projects exploring wild, endangered spaces and human-altered lands, making images that depict a respect for the land and a real-world celebration of our relationship to nature. The Life Form Series comes from Johnson’s lifelong fascination with organic form and design. Not only has he found solace in the natural world, but his respect for all living things has profoundly affected how he has lived his life. Johnson’s photographic work has long reflected this interest and respect. His fascination with sensual organic form knows no limits. The natural beauty that drew him to photography is most profoundly manifested by the very sensuality of natural form itself. Its beauty is deeply emotional, bound up in the basic instinct and desires of our humanness.  According to Johnson “Finding such form in the real world has been my career”.

Stephen Fischer: Oaks Alone: Endangered Landscapes of the Sacramento Foothills

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

 

Stephen Fischer is an outdoor photographer specializing in landscape and wildlife imagery, covering many areas of the American West.  To capture more unique results, he enjoys the challenge of exploring out-of-the-way or less convenient locations, and at all times of the year.   Based out of Sacramento California, some of his work has centered around the natural habitat of the area, while also trying to give others a better appreciation of its beauty.

Savannahs of predominately blue oaks dispersed over bucolic grasslands on gently rolling hills, these lands reflect the state of the California foothills closer to its native form. Providing a quiet solitude and an oasis for wildlife, while isolated from the hustle and bustle of encroaching suburban sprawl, the oak savannahs in California are disappearing at an increasing rate.

Stephen Fischer's exhibit of black-and-white photographs provides a documentation of these lands south of 50 in their undisturbed form as captured ahead of their destruction over the past decade.

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.

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