Gallery 1855 announces the F/8 photography group art exhibition, featuring local artists Anne Miller, Dave L. Robertson, Richard Haliburton, Dennis McCoy, Joseph Finkleman, Tim Messick, Rob Floerke and Michael Radin.
The collection, centering on the theme, Hand of Man, will run throughout June. The show features each artists’ interpretation of the theme. Messick, a Davis artist, photographed man-made things that have been altered somewhat by time and the elements. Miller’s photography started with a man-made surface and the work ultimately becomes something else in her treatment of the subject. Floerke, a nature enthusiast, explores the past and mystery of the “ancient ones,” or Anasazi, in his work.
The show is inspired by the famous group of photographers that lived in and around San Francisco in the 1930s who called themselves the F/64 club. It wasn’t that they actually used this very small f/stop but rather it was the idea of infinite depth of field that intrigued them.
Before, for decades, photography had many adherents to a romantic soft-focus or selective-focus style. Using a small aperture meant that there wasn’t a specific obvious plane of focus — thus, the viewer could make his or her own choice on what was important about the image and not be told by the photographer where to look.
It is in this spirit that this group of largely Yolo County photographers have come together to critique each other’s work. The eight artists all have different interests and visions, but one common passion is to perfect and develop their specific talents.
2017/06/01 - 2017/06/30
Additional time info:
Mondays – Fridays 9am-4pm