“The Framing Vision,” an exhibit of 20 black and white and color photographs by Steve Dzerigian, Ricardo Rodriquez and Kristopher Stallworth, will be shown in the Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery from Friday, July 6, to Sunday, Aug. 5.
The exhibit was organized by the Central California Museum of Art with San Luis Obispo photographer Robert Frear serving as curator.
This is a rare opportunity for the Cambria community to experience cutting-edge photography by three visionary artists who, according to Frear, “prowl and stalk the world with their ‘art-eyes’ wide open,” then “return the world to us with fresh and startling perspectives, uncovering unseen realities or creating new and deeper ways of perceiving and understanding. Such a practice transcends mere documentation and composing pleasant vistas.”
Stallworth, a Bakersfield resident, shows selections
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from his “Everywhere/ Nowhere” series. He draws “fractions of sublime beauty,” and surprisingly rich colors from most unlikely sites such as industrial zones, construction sites and parking lots.
Rodriguez, from Ventura, seeks to engage the viewer by unsettling our perceptions and creating illusions. In his “Re-Frame” series he utilizes a monumental rectangular frame in bleak landscapes to actively draw the viewer into the illusion.
Dzerigian, from Fresno, in his series “Encounters in Elemental Directions” features ascending, approaching and descending views of historical and religious sites which evoke a psychological or spiritual experience of the place.
According to Gordon Fuglie, CCMA Director and Head of Curatorial Affairs, “the CCMA is pleased to present ‘The Framing Vision’ as part of our mission to educate local audiences about the rich variety in the contemporary art of Central California.”
The public can meet the artists at an opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
The gallery is open 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more, go to www.artistsofcambria.comor call 927- 8190.
— Lucie Ryan,