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Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography

CarrGalleryIn the Air: A photographic investigation of the events that give rise to airborne particles

Mission

The Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography, founded on the ground floor of Miller Hall in 1990, presents four exhibitions by contemporary photographers each year. We choose photographers  whose work causes us to think about the effects of our craft on our culture. Through these presentations, the University of La Verne invites students, faculty, staff, and community members to become inspired by photographs and informed by the peculiar way of knowing realized by adventurous photographers.

Portfolio reviews in consideration for exhibitions are ongoing. To arrange for a review, please contact Morgan Sandler at msandler@laverne.edu or Art Suwansang at asuwansang@laverne.edu.

Christine Carr | In the Air: A photographic investigation of the events that give rise to airborne particles
August 27-October 21, 2018
4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 4 Christine Carr artist talk, Abraham Campus Center Ballroom Followed by reception and viewing of In the Air in the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Capture and the Seamless Stream: The Seductive Illusion of the Decisive Moment
April 2-June 3, 2018
Capture and the Seamless StreamAn exhibition of photographs contributed by the faculty of the Photography Department.
Wes Bell | Snag: Impermanence on the Vast Alberta Prairie
January 29-March 16, 2018
Roll 38 Neg 11Reception and video chat with the Wes Bell in the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 15.
David Gardner, Life on Wheels: The New American Nomads
October 23-December 15, 2017
David Gardner: Life on WheelsReception for David Gardner and viewing of Life on Wheels in the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 8.
Nick Ut | Forty-Two Years and the Frequent Wind: Vietnamese Refuges in America
August 28-October 13, 2017
Reception and viewing of Forty-Two Years and the Frequent Wind in the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thursday September 21.
Diana Markosian and Scout Tufankjian: Framing Armenia
April 3-May 26, 2017
Diana Markosian and Scout Tufankjian: Framing ArmeniaLecture and conversation with photographer Scout Tufankjian - Tuesday, April 18, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Morgan Auditorium
Sarah Cusimano Miles: Solomon’s House
January 30-March 24, 2017
Sarah Cusimano Miles, Solomon’s House5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16, Reception and viewing of Solomon’s House in the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography
J. Jason Lazarus | Emblem and Artifice: Withered Symbols of the War
October 24-December 16, 2016
5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, November 10, Reception and viewing of Emblem and Artifice in the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography
Joshua Rashaad McFadden: After Selma
August 29-October 14, 2016
Joshua Rashaad McFaddenIn conversation with photographer Joshua Rashaad McFadden, followed by a book signing of McFadden’s recent publication, Come to Selfhood. Tuesday, October 11, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Abraham Campus Center, Ballroom A.
Ray Carofano: Riverrun
April 4-May 27, 2016
Ray Carofano: RiverrunA photographic exploration of the abstract aesthetic potential of the concrete channel, bridges and infrastructure that confine, direct and define the Los Angeles River.
Michael Robinson Chávez | The Driest Seasons: California’s Dust Bowl
February 1-March 24, 2016
Michael Robinson Chávez DroughtA personally expressive portfolio of images assembled after several months of regular assignments from the Los Angeles Times covering the social effects of the drought in the San Joaquin Valley.
Ray Collins: Seawater
November 9, 2015-January 8, 2016
Ray Collins, SeawaterSixteen large intimate photographic portraits of waves breaking at the shore.
Jennifer Little | 100 Years of Dust: Owens Lake and the Los Angeles Aqueduct
August 31-October 29, 2015
Jennifer Little 100 Years of DustA photographic document of the Owens Valley landscape following decades of water delivery to Los Angeles and suppression of the resulting airborne particulate pollution.
Simona Bonanno, Goseong Choi, Noah Kalina, and Joann Pai, In the Mood: Photography and the Everyday
April 20-May 29, 2015
Photography and the EverydayA group exhibition on the conjunction of photography and the everyday organized by Visiting Professor of Photography Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography,
Christine A. Broussard, Jeffery T. Burkhart, Heidy L. Contreras, Jerome V. Garcia, Harvey F. Good, Jay H. Jones, Robert T. Neher, Kathleen F. Weaver, Pablo F. Weaver | Essence in Pictures: Photography as a Collective Microtome
February 9-April 10, 2015
Images of life by University of La Verne faculty members working in the natural sciences.
Edie Bresler: We Sold a Winner
October 20-December 12, 2014
We Sold a WinnerA closer look at American communities through the lens of state-run lotteries.
Don Bartletti | Uneasy Neighbors: Causes and Consequences of Illegal Migration to the United States
August 25-October 10, 2014
Denis Train, DawnEvening lecture and reception, Wednesday September 17, time and location to be announced.
Eliot Dudik: Broken Land
April 14-August 23, 2014
Eliot Dudik Broken LandLarge format diptych panorama photographs of Civil War battlefields. Faculty reflection papers by William A. Cook, Professor of English, and Gregory Cumming, Adjunct Professor of History. Portrait by Wendell Decker.
Traer Scott: Natural History
February 3-April 4, 2014
Natural HistoryMuseum visitors reflected in diorama windows. Faculty reflection papers by Aaron S. Baker, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Kanya Godde, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.
David Burnett | 44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World
October 21-December 13, 2013
David Burnett, 44 DaysMr. Burnett photographed the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the return of the Ayatollah Khomeini during the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Faculty reflection papers by Julio Minoves-Triquell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Omid E. Furutan, Assistant Professor of Management. 44 Days Gallery Catalog
David Maisel | Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime
August 26-October 11, 2013
Black MapsAerial photography in aesthetic consideration of landscape sites that have undergone extreme environmental transformations, such as mining, urbanization and forest clear-cutting. Faculty reflection papers by Christine Broussard, Professor of Biology, and Roy Kwon, Associate Professor of Sociology.
Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman | Geolocation: Desertscapes
April 15-May 24, 2013
GeolocationsEmbedded GPS information in Twitter updates identify the locations of user posts at which photographs are made to mark their real-world origins. Faculty reflection papers by Sean Dillon, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, and Gail Tang, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
Mitch Dobrowner: Vital Firmament
February 4-April 5, 2013
Vital FirmamentGreat storms above the landscapes of the West and Midwest. Faculty reflection papers by David Chappell, Associate Professor of Physics, and Judy Holiday, Assistant Professor of Writing.
Dissent
October 22-December 7, 2012
DissentA group exhibition of allegories in words and pictures by student writers and alumni photographers.
Joseph Rodríguez: Homegrown
August 27-October 12, 2012
Joseph Rodríguez, HomegrownPhotographs of California street gang members, families and friends. Faculty reflection papers by Sharon Davis, Professor of Sociology, and David Werner, Associate Professor of English.
Michael Crouser: Dog Run
April 9-May 11, 2012
The interactions between dogs unleashed with each other at dog parks. Faculty reflection papers by Ann K. Hills, Associate Professor of Spanish and Jeffery Burkhart, Fletcher Jones Professor of Biology.
Michael Robinson-Chávez: Rinconada de Oro
January 30-March 30, 2012
RinconadoGold mining at 17,400 feet elevation in Rinconada, a mining town in the Peruvian Andes. Faculty reflection papers by Jay H. Jones, Professor of Biology and Biochemistry and Gabriela Capraroiu, Associate Professor of Spanish.
Tavo Olmos: Memory Space
October 24-December 9, 2011
Tavo Olmos: Memory SpaceDocumentary photographs of Southern California architectural landmarks that are now razed. Faculty reflection papers by David Flaten, Professor of Theatre Arts and Kenneth H. Marcus, Professor of History.
Katherine Frey: American Dream
August 29-October 7, 2011
Image essays of working class people living and working in and around Washington, D.C. Faculty reflection papers by Elizabeth Zwerling, Associate Professor of Journalism and Jason Neidleman, Professor of Political Science.
Alex Gallardo: Eyes on the Ball
April 11-May 20, 2011
Alex Gallardo Kobe BryantEyes on the Ball Gallery Catalog
Beau Comeaux: Remnants
January 31-March 25, 2011
Beau Comeaux RemnantsRemnants Gallery Catalog
Herman Jimenez: Clip Mission
October 18-December 20, 2010
Herman Jimenez: Clip MissionClip Mission Gallery Catalog
Lillian Elaine: From the Car
August 30-October 8, 2010
Lillian Elaine From the CarFrom the Car Gallery Catalog
David Bacon: Farm Workers
April 19-May 7, 2010
David Bacon: Farm WorkersFarm Workers Gallery Catalog
Marc Malin: Phenomenal Consciousness
March 1-April 9, 2010
Marc Malin, Arenal VolcanoPhenomenal Consciousness Gallery Handout
Francis Schanberger: Forces of Nature
January 25, 2010
Francis Schanberger: Two Seed PodsForces of Nature Gallery Handout