Photography Exhibitions to Open at Gallery 625 and the Barn Gallery in Woodland

In two new exhibitions artists explore light, reflection, and humor through the camera lens. The Lighter Side: Humor in Photography and Light, Shadow, Reflection open in December and are hosted by YoloArts at The Barn Gallery and Gallery 625 in Woodland.

YoloArts has teamed up with Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento to bring together 19 artists in a juried showcase at the Barn Gallery. The artists explore how they have used photography to capture humor – in nature, society, and everyday life. The show has been co-juried by Kerik Kouklis, board president at Viewpoint, and Janice Purnell, creative director at YoloArts.

“It was a pleasure jurying this exhibit with YoloArts and to see so much good work from our members’ portfolios. A little humor and optimism is just what we need as we put 2020 behind us and look forward to 2021,” Kouklis recently stated.

The Lighter Side: Humor in Photography includes the artwork of artists Keith Berger, Cecilia Clark, Diana Coleman, Larry Coleman, Karen Connell, Anita Fein, Richard Halliburton, John Hennessy, David Kalb, Dave Kent, Gay Kent, Alan Kepler, Jan Lightfoot,Marlo McClurg, Michele McCormick, Steve Nieslony, Philip Renner, Jim Wilson, and Judy Yemma.

The show will open at noon on December 10 with a virtual preview hosted by Rebecca Gregg, a Viewpoint board member and photography instructor at Sierra College. This preview can be viewed live on Facebook and Instagram, @yoloartsCA. The exhibition can be viewed at The Barn Gallery, Thursday afternoons and select Saturdays through February 28.

For information on times and dates, visit yoloarts.org. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no more than eight guests will be allowed in The Barn Gallery at the same time and face coverings and social distancing are required. The Barn Gallery is located at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Full closure of the gallery may be required in light of recent COVID-19 developments. Please check yoloarts.org before planning a visit.

Stunning interpretations of the impact of light and dark on a photograph can be viewed in the exhibition, Light, Shadow, Reflection is on view at Gallery 625.

The use of reflection, whether from water, a window, or other reflective surface can change an image into a work of art is explored in this show.

Artists participating in the exhibition include members of these local photography clubs: Camera Club of Davis, Woodland Camera Forum, Sierra Camera Club of Sacramento, and the Exploring Photography Club of Vacaville.

The show runs through February 2 with a virtual tour at noon on Monday, December 14 and can be viewed on Facebook and Instagram, @yoloartsCA. The tour will be narrated by Susan Lord Bovey, president of Woodland Camera Forum, who will explore the use of light, shadow, and reflection in photography with viewers.

The exhibition features the photographic art of Doug Arnold, Maryellen Bauer, John Bernard, Susan L. Bovey, Mary Ann Carrasco, Alessandra Chaves, Diana Coleman, Larry Coleman, Alan Fishleder, Nadeen Flynn, Laurie Friedman, Kathleen Grady, Richard Halliburton, Mark Jones, Greg Jung, Andrew Koscheski, Grant Kreinberg, Deanna Lee, Jan Lightfoot, Larry Miyamura, David Nasater, Gabriel Unda, Gert van Ommering, Lucille van Ommering, Charlie Willard, and Maria Wlasiuk.

Light, Shadow, Reflection runs through February 2, 2021 at Gallery 625, located at 625 Court Street in Woodland, in Yolo County’s Erwin Meier Administration building. The gallery is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Public health guidelines for physical distancing and the use of face coverings are required. Full closure of the gallery may be required in light of recent COVID-19 developments. Please check yoloarts.org before planning a visit.

The artwork exhibited in both shows will be available for online viewing, with each work identified with title, artist name, dimensions, and price. Most of the photographs will be for sale. https://yoloarts.org/online-galleries/#current.

For more information contact YoloArts at ya@yoloarts.org.