Jerry Takigawa: False Food

In the Main and Gallery, February 10 – April 2, 2016

In the Main Gallery during both February and March, Viewpoint presents Jerry Takigawa's unique and important project, False Food. The plastic artifacts used to create these images were gathered from the remains of an albatross found on Midway Atoll. False Food calls attention to this environmental issue through an ironic aesthetic. It’s a way of taking a global problem and finding a way to make it personal.

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Dennis Scott: Angkor Views

In the Step Up Gallery, February 10 – March 5, 2016

Dennis Scott’s fascination with photography started when ne was around 12 years old, with a Kodak Brownie camera, and grew from there. Photography combines both his artistic and mechanical talents, just as his profession, architecture, does. “To produce high-level photographs requires me to travel somewhere where I can leave the daily to-do list back home and concentrate on photography. For me, it can be as close as Harlow’s nightclub in Midtown Sacramento and as far away as South Africa. Presently, my commitment is mostly expressed in environmental portraiture, and journalistic photography related to nature and architecture."

The images in Angkor Views come from a body of work undertaken at Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Beng Mealea, Preah Khan, and Ta Prohm, a World Heritage Site, in the Siem Reap Region of Cambodia. The work represents Scott’s feeling for the antiquity, craftsmanship, and architecture of the temples created by the Khmer people during the 10th through 12th centuries. “I wanted to capture the mood of the unique architectural spaces through the use of selective perspective and tonality in the 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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