February 2018

Art Hop Reception: Thursday, February 1, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Artists' Reception: Thursday, February 25, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fauna

Jennifer Franklin

The animal world is endlessly fascinating to me. There is such a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, patterns, and personalities in all the living beings on this planet. I wholeheartedly believe that animals can feel emotions, have relationships, and are capable of so much more than humankind has given them credit for. It disturbs me to think about each of these species going prematurely extinct one day because of an unchecked human population explosion affecting climate, habitat, and resources. This exhibit is a mix of portraits and abstract detail images, hoping to capture and share just a small fraction of the beauty I see in the fauna on our planet.

Jennifer Franklin - Flamingo

Jennifer Franklin - Peacock Feathers

Jennifer Franklin - Orangutan

Getting Schooled

Emily Redondo

Emily Redondo Detail of Rudd Studio Alleyway

In 2016, the renovation of Downtown Fresno was under waythey were tearing down my teenage playground. So I started scanning old photos and writing down memories. From youthful reminiscences to disheartening life lessons, these bittersweet reflections continue to challenge me to reconcile nostalgia with past pains. "Getting Schooled" is also an exploration of how memories alter the experience of viewing an image. By sharing stories and photos from my teenage years alongside contemporary images of the banal locations that they took place at, the viewer is given access to an alternate reading of an otherwise dull image.

Emily Redondo Detail of Rudd Studio Alleyway

On exhibition will be a selection of pieces from this ongoing series. The artist will do a reading of the other stories in the series at the Closing Reception on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 3 p.m. followed by a Q&A session.

Emily Redondo Detail of Rudd Studio Alleyway