Vanessa Marsh: Everywhere All At Once
The photographs in visual artist Vanessa Marsh’s series Everywhere All At Once are mysterious and dream-like, made through a personally developed process involving drawing, painting, and darkroom techniques. Marsh delineates pictorial space by layering multiple two-dimensional planes to create a minimalistic, graphic aesthetic.
Harold Allen: Egyptian Revival Architecture
At the age of ten, Harold Allen of Portland, Oregon, was captivated by the history and mythology of Egypt after reading a newspaper headline announcing Howard Carter’s discovery in 1922 of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. Allen keenly anticipated news reports on Carter’s excavation. During high school, he spent “many a happy study period reading and rereading” the entire three-volume set of The Tomb of Tutankhamun.
Wayne Hoy: Twilight Series
Wayne Hoy has maintained an intense passion for photography since he began photographing in the late 1960s. Hoy’s early work integrated black-and-white images with large sculptural forms, painted canvases, and other non-conventional surfaces. During his travels in the United States, Europe, and Asia, Hoy developed a body of work that explored additional themes and concepts, including portraiture and color photography.
Geir Jordahl: Circle of Life
Thirty years of traveling around the world has imbued Norwegian-born photographer and teacher Geir Jordahl with a firm belief that an essential aspect of his creative vision is rooted in travel–literally and figuratively. For Jordahl, exploring the imagination is a worthwhile journey. He investigates the specifics of place within the realm of imagination.
Brian W. Choy: Historic Chinatown
San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest outside of China and the oldest in the United States. The first Chinese immigrants arrived in 1848. On October 29,1850, citizens celebrated the admission of California into the Union at Portsmouth Square—the birthplace of the city of San Francisco.
Barbara Morgan: Dance
"Primarily, I am after that instant of combustion when all the energies of the spirit
are wonderfully coordinated with the action of the body."
Matthew James O'Brien: Back To The Ranch
From 1991 to 1998, Berkeley-based photographer and Fulbright scholar Matthew James O’Brien documented one of the oldest ranching communities in the United States. Located across the bay from San Francisco, the East Bay ranching community traced its origins to the first founded Spanish settlement in the area in 1797.