Luther Gerlach: Absence of Light, Mammoth Wet Plate Photography

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


Please join us for a Viewpoint Fundraiser at the Luther Gerhlach Artist Reception!

This dual-purpose event offers the opportunity for both our members and general public to enjoy a special artists’ reception and to get a preview of the new exhibits with photographers in attendance.

Guests will enjoy a selection of wines and craft beer, light appetizers and an array of desserts.

$15 per person (18 and under free). Purchase tickets HERE

Viewpoint is privileged to present internationally renowned photographer 

Luther Gerlach and his mammoth wet-plate collodion photography. The past meets the present in this intriguing photographic process created with wet chemicals, glass and tin plates. Luther Gerlach is one of the photographers responsible for the resurgence of this method in contemporary art. He demonstrates these processes for the J.Paul Getty Center. He travels the world in a converted darkroom bus for mammoth plates and created the only existing see-through, functional camera and darkroom chamber where small plates are shot and processed before your eyes.

Viewpoint is collaborating with American River College for this presentation. ARC is responsible for bringing Luther to Sacramento for Photography Month and will be offering a lecture and demonstration on campus during the month of April. Please check out the Event listing on the web site for details on these activities.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers
Meyers Investment Group of Baird

Platinum Sponsor


Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones

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