|820 Pole Line Rd.|
|in the office of the Davis Cemetery|
|Second Sundays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
|<cemetery AT dcn DOT org>|
Gallery 1855 is a highly respected gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year. The gallery is open weekdays between 9 AM and 3 PM, and the public is always warmly invited to meet the artists on the second Sunday afternoon of every month between 1 PM and 4 PM. Along with the art and the stimulating conversation, a number of tasty treats are offered, and one can always top off the day with a stroll through the sumptuous 27 acre grounds of the cemetery. Gallery 1855 is for display only; purchases of any art must be arranged directly with the artists. Features about each show can be found on the gallery website listed above, or on the cemetery website listed below.
November 2014 Show at Gallery 1855
Gene Kennedy is recognized nationally for his photography of the contemporary American landscape. He is best known for his black-and-white documentary images. Gene offers a unique perspective to the Yosemite Valley. In this collection, he has turned his camera away from the icons of the valley and instead has focused on the details, particularly of the trees. Trees, for the artist, represent the changing face of the valley; changing from season on to season, changing from year to year, growing up and breaking down, and sharing those countenances in front of rarely-changing rocks and cliffs. The contradictions, on the other hand, come from his fun-loving, cynical, and sarcastic side. Over the years, he has been actively seeking out new and different views of Yosemite Valley. The result is visual collection of wonderful juxtapositions of man’s foibles and the beautiful icons of Yosemite. Exhibition will run November 2, 2014-December 1, 2014. Art work for sale through the artist see his website at www.genekennedy.com for details.
December 2014 Show at Gallery 1855
Andrea Stone has had a lifelong interest in color, form and design that twenty years ago led to exploring photography as the medium of her artistic vision. Through a variety of training courses, including a particularly influential workshop with David Alan Harvey, she has developed a signature viewpoint that is exemplified by her most recent project, City Reflections. Andrea’s work is characterized by an intense meditation, which abandons the larger perspective for the smaller, more intimate scene. This style, whether in her interpretive landscape work or in her exploration of the urban cityscape, is quite evident. The images are often close up and tend to share an abstract interpretation with a literal one. The combination of abstraction and reality remains in her current work and is now often infused with a dream-like quality. Images from her City Reflections Project were selected for exhibit at the 2012 Modesto International Architecture Festival. Andrea has been published in three internationally acclaimed online photography magazines including LensWork Extended #106, Lenscratch (featured photographer, December 15, 2013), and on the cover page of LensCulture. She earned a Grand Prix Juror of Merit Award for Rooftop Dream in the International Fine Art Competition in Paris in November 2013. In 2014 Andrea’s City Reflections series garnered more international recognition with feature articles in Lab-Zine 8, La boite verte (France), Fubiz (France), Plataforma Urbana (Chile), ArchDaily (Mexico, Brazil), and Cosas de Arquitectos (Spain) among others. This past August she was interviewed and published in the printed South Korean magazine Photo+. During the summer of 2014 Andrea’s work was exhibited in a group show at the prestigious Panopticon fine art photography gallery, in Boston, MA. In August, she licensed five of her images to the Lumas gallery in Berlin to sell and display her work throughout their 30 European galleries. Andrea’s work can be found on the Stone Photography website and at the Stone Photography Studio, both of which she shares with her husband Rob Stone. Her award-winning images have been selected for multiple juried shows in Northern California, including Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, The Blue Line Gallery and Gallery 1855. Andrea is represented by Art Consulting Services (Sacramento, CA), DSA Fine Arts (Beacon, NY), Kinzelman Art Consulting (Houston, TX), and DAC Art Consulting (Atlanta, GA).
Art available for purchase through the artist at her website http://www.arstonephotography.com
Length of show: Dec.1, 2014 - Dec. 30, 2014
Open house: Dec. 14, 2014 from 1 PM to 4 PM (Light Refreshments)