Virtual Artist Talk: HOLD at Axis Gallery
Thursday, NOVEMBER 19, 2020
All students and Viewpoint members are invited to attend the Viewpoint Center’s first virtual lecture in our Fall 2020 Student Lecture Series. These free lectures are designed for college and high school students. You need to register for this virtual event in advance:
Viewpoint Gallery presents an evening with photographer Doug Dertinger as he discusses his current show at AXIS Gallery, HOLD. HOLD brings together works from two photographic projects, Voyage and Traveler, to explore the liminal quality of our everyday encounters with the land. “I am always interested in the intimate encounter with the unattended,” writes Dertinger, “of the everyday and the easy-to-overlook, not simply to be witness, but attendant, gardener.” Dertinger’s images invite us to be collaborators in our understanding of the environment, forefronting the relationships that arise as we perceive, affirm, and deny the delicacy of our mutable and often tragic world.
Doug Dertinger was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. A landscapist, his work focuses on aspects of perception and encounter within our environment. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, and is in the permanent collections of the Princeton University Art Museum and St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Nova Scotia. He holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Colorado State University and an MFA in Fine and Media Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and has taught at a variety of institutions across the U.S., joining the faculty of Photography at California State University, Sacramento in 2008.
HOLD, on view at AXIS Gallery, Sacramento, November 7-28, 2020