Expressions of Life / Ricardo Palavecino
December 10, 2017 - February 18, 2018
Since early childhood I was exposed to the world of cinematography for my father was a Director in the making of commercials in my native country of Chile. However, my desire to explore the various dimensions of the human soul through a lens was sparked by the famous photograph by Malcom Browne of the Buddhist monk in Saigon who immolate as an act of protest against the government of Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963. – R. Palavecino
Over 40 portraits selected from the photographer’s continuing documentary series ”Expressions of Life”, which reveals the distinctiveness of individuals and showcase the human spirit. Palavecino’s portrait investigations include individual from urban and suburban communities ranging from Oxnard and Los Angeles to Chile. Homeboys, mechanics, mothers, street dwellers, artists and small business owners are all captured with the same remarkable detail, understanding and valuing of humanity. Cinematographer, videographer, and photographer, Palavecino has created imagery for an extensive list of television networks and production companies including: Reuters, Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Sony Pictures, Sundance Channel, and KCET’s Departures.
Opening Reception- Meet the Photographer Saturday, December 9, 4-6 pm - $10 / members free
Gallery Talk- Thursday, Feb 1 , 6 pm - $5 / members free
MUSEUM HOURS: Thurs - Sat 10 am - 5 pm / Sun 1-5 pm. Closed holidays and between exhibitions $4 / members free