Gallery 1855 is a highly respected gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year. Located on the historic grounds of the Davis Cemetery District it was named Gallery 1855, in honor of the first recorded interment.
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, light refreshments
“Hand of Man”
F/8 Photography Group Exhibition
Artist Reception: June 11th 1-4:00 pm
The talented photographers of the F/8 photography club will return to Gallery 1855 for an exciting exhibition. Come meet the artists at the June 11th artist reception. The F/8 photography group art exhibition will feature local artists Anne Miller, Dave L. Robertson, Richard Haliburton, Dennis McCoy, Joseph Finkleman, Tim Messick, Rob Floerke and Michael Radin.
The collection, centering on the theme “Hand of Man,” will run throughout June. The show features each artists’ interpretation of the theme. Davis artist Time Messick photographed man-made things that have been altered somewhat by time and the elements. Photographer Anne Miller’s work started with a man-made surface and the work ultimately becomes something else in her treatment of the subject. While nature enthusiast Robert Floerke’s images explore the past and mystery of the “Ancient Ones’ or Anasazi.
A free artists reception will be held Sunday, June 11th, from 1 to 4 p.m. The show is inspired by the 1930s’ famous group of photographers that lived in and around San Francisco that called themselves the F/64 club. It wasn’t that they actually used this very small f/stop but rather it was the idea of infinite depth of field that intrigued them. Before, for decades, photography had many adherents to a romantic soft-focus or selective-focus style. Using a small aperture meant that there wasn’t a specific obvious plane of focus, thus the viewer could make their own choice on what was important to them about the image and not be told by the photographer where to look.
It is in this spirit that this group of largely Yolo County photographers have come together to critique each other’s work. The eight artists all have different interests and visions, but one common passion is to perfect and develop their specific talents.
All ages are welcome and encouraged to visit the gallery, located on the grounds of the Davis Cemetery. For more information, visit www.daviscemetery.org
Artist Reception: July 9, 2017 1-4:00 pm
Davis Waldorf School Group Art Exhibition
Photography of Gene Kennedy
End of the Year Group Art Exhibition