The Robin Rice Gallery announces its 20th annual group show of
photographs by gallery artists entitled SUMMERTIME. The opening
reception will be held on Wednesday June 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
The show runs through September 10, 2006.
SUMMERTIME is hung in the salon style. The exhibit features the
works of 40 photographers such as Jose Picayo, John Dolan, Stewart
Ferebee, Patricia Heal, Cig Harvey, Michael McLaughlin and Patricia
The installation of these varied images and styles is itself a
work of art. Through careful design, selection and placement, Robin
Rice instills the unique aesthetic of her gallery and succeeds in
creating a unified and almost magical feeling in the space. With
its intimate puzzle-like design, the show has the look and feel
of a well-chosen private collection.
The show offers figurative portraits, pastoral landscapes, conceptual
compositions and surrealistic tableaus and harkens the spirits of
Magritte, Weston, Cartier-Bresson, Lartigue and others. With this
range of styles, the exhibit offers something for all photography
The two images on the invitation offer a small window into the
mood of the show.
Roger Camp’s Red Push Ups, taken from the vantage of the
Huntington Beach pier, comes from a ten-year study of Southern California
beach culture. Capturing throngs of lifeguards clad in red bathing
suits and caps, this image is nostalgic and timeless.
Jose Picayo’s Bailey Palm from his Fairchild Garden series
depicts a cluster of palm trees deliberately printed in a rich brown
tone. This image evokes both a classical, old world style and a
lush and tropical feel.