Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery

Photographic Traditions: Rogers and Zimmermann

The Jones Gallery is pleased to present “Traditions” a two person show featuring photographs by Michelle Rogers and Andrew Zimmermann.

Mr. Zimmermann’s photographs of the Virginia landscape near his home are hauntingly beautiful. He ¬†uses a large format view camera to capture images onto 8″x10″ film. The resulting photographs are contact prints made using traditional dark room techniques. Since no enlargements are made, the prints retain the same sharpness and clarity as the negatives.

Zimmermann says, “In these photographs of my home state of Virginia, I seek to portray landscape as being perpetually in flux…. The images I find compelling, are of places in the natural world that are in transition, sometimes even during the brief duration of the film’s exposure.”

Zimmermann, Virginia #2

Ms. Rogers, a native of France now living in Virginia, collects old postcards and photographs them combining the result into triptychs with her own photographs. She bleaches, and/or tones the three black and white photos until the contemporary images seem to be of the same era as the photos of the postcards. She states, “The ‘collage’ of an old postcard with my own images … brings out new visual relationships between these photographs from different times and places and implies an enigmatic narrative. Furthermore, these triptychs allow me to bridge the gap between past and present and forge a link with these earlier anonymous photographers.”

Rogers, Aix les Bains

The exhibit runs October 20 – November 10, 2011

Opening reception is October 20, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm

There will be free parking for the opening reception in the staff parking lot at the Haley Street entrance.

The Jones Gallery is located inside the Grace Van Dyke Bird Library on the campus of Bakersfield College at 1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93305.