"Expressions of Life" Exhibit at Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard 12/10/17 to 2/18/18

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