Four Generations of Weston: Black and White — Edward • Brett • Kim • Zach

In the Main Gallery, April 6 – June 4, 2016

Edward Weston once wrote:

My work-purpose, my theme, can most clearly be stated as the recognition, recording and presentation of the interdependence, the relativity if all things – the universality of basic form . . . In a single day’s work within a radius of a mile, I might discover and record the skeleton of a bird, a blossoming fruit tree, a cloud, a smokestack; each of these being only a part of the whole, but each – in itself – becoming a symbol of the whole, of life.

This unequaled vision of photography resonates throughout Edward Weston’s work and that of his family who continue an artistic a legacy that remains vibrant today.

In the work of Brett Weston, we see a deep contemplation of form and through his classic sharp focused contrast we are witness to a master of abstraction.

In the photography of Kim Weston we see generations of photographic acumen and tradition and a versatile style which becomes adaptable and transcendent to every subject, nude and setting.

In the images of Zach Weston we are able to witness a new perspective in abstraction formed from the intuitive Weston ability to present a subtle story in profound ways which honor his family’s legacy yet looking intently to the future.


 

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Adrienne Sher: Underwater

In the Step Up Gallery, April 6 – May 7, 2016

In the past two decades, Adrienne Sher has divided her time, artistically, between photography and theatre.  "I find that the two disciplines complement each other very well," she says. "Theater is verbal, collaborative and interactive with the public.  Working in the darkroom or at the computer is quiet, solitary and meditative.  I find the more I learn about photography, the more I exchange ideas and techniques with other photographers, the more engrossed I become, and passionate to learn more."

Sher is particularly drawn to vintage cameras and archaic film formats, small and large.  "I love alternative processes, hand printing, wet paper, the smell of the chemicals, the brushes and glass rods." The images in Underwater are an attempt to capture some of the romance of the hand-processed print using digital tools. All of the images in Underwater are Archival Pigment Inkjet Prints.

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Viewpoint turns 25 this year!

As the only non-profit arts organization in the Sacramento region dedicated to advancing the art of photography through its services, education and gallery exhibits, we hope you will join us in celebrating this milestone. We have two parties planned in April and October (details to follow in the coming months), as well as a special members exhibit in July entitled: Silver Linings.

So please join us as we celebrate the art of photography!

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