DeKor Gallery celebratesd its grand opening in conjunction with the San Pedro Art Walk on March 1, 2018. Two photographers will be celebrated. Tim Truby’s exhibition is titled “Thoughts on Mythic/Pacific: Recent photographs of San Pedro, Palos Verdes, South Bay, LA Harbor.” “Eternal, Ephemeral Mojave” will feature the photography of Janet Marie Huston.
Owner and Director Laureen Claire Vivian said, “Tim and Janet are true art photographers; fine honed mastery of their medium- each with a specific eloquent point of view. With this showing at DeKor Gallery we celebrate two distinct viewpoints of our mythic and ephemeral west. Their work reminds us to stop, look and linger to absorb the beauty of the landscapes that surround us.”
Landscape photographer Tim Truby explained that his focus tends towards the iconic subjects — the Utah National Parks (shown in his photo/travel books), Death Valley, Iceland, etc. “With this show, I’ve turned the camera towards LA’s backyard: the tidal pools of San Pedro, the coastal ecology, the PV cliffs, even LA Harbor.”
Tim Truby, What Lies Beneath #1, 24″ x 36″ Metal
Truby continued, “These are places we drive past on a daily basis… and think nothing of. But landscape photography is about engagement with the environment. It’s seeing light and the forces of nature. That’s why, for this tidal pool (something we see all along the Peninsula), I played with longer shutter speeds, this one being 30 seconds. That choice (along with a hundred others) tries to evoke a more timeless perspective on seaweed, wave action, tide, ocean, and perception.”
Janet Huston’s “Eternal, Ephemeral Mojave” was the culmination of her time as a National Park Service Artist in Residence and was exhibited in the Desert Light Gallery in the Mojave National Preserve. Her 16-image exhibit explores desert dramas with emotion filled black and white monochromes, spirited sepia tones that allow viewers to feel the desert peace, and vibrant color images that present subjects bathed or silhouetted against red gold sunrises and sunsets. “If you stay in the Mojave more than a day or two you connect with ancient rhythms – rhythms that have defined this desert for tens of thousands of years,” said Janet. “There are not many places in the world you can still do this.”
J. Marie Huston, Two Dunes, 17″x22″ archival inkjet print of original photograph
Both artists said they were grateful for opportunity to present this work at DeKor Gallery, well regarded for its discriminating outlook on numerous aspects of fine art.
Where: Dekor Gallery 445 West 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731