The exhibit “Photography: Sight Site” will be on display at Dixie State University’s Sears Art Museum Gallery June 20 through Aug. 18. The exhibit will open with a reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 19. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
“We invite people who carry a camera in their pocket to explore this creative art form that mirrors and shapes everyday life,” said Kathy Cieslewicz, Sears Art Museum Gallery curator. “These participating artists are committed to pioneering the evolving technologies to expand how we see.”
Artists whose photographs are on display as part of “Photography: Sight Site” are Nick Adams, Dave Becker, Deb Bice, Glen Blakley, Mark Breinholt, Gene Butera, Alex Chamberlain, Lynn Chamberlain, Frank Huff, Maria Jeffs, Amy Jorgensen, Gary Kalpakoff, Robert Lefkow, Braden Lindstrom, Charles Lupica, Glen Martin, Phillip Monson, Anna Oakden, Ernesto Perez, David Pettit, Les Smith, Nathan St. Andre, Joy Stein and Nathan Wotkyns. Additionally, Shirley Smith’s work will be on display in the Eccles Grand Foyer.
For Burtera, who has had a long career of commercial photography that began with a picture of a Jaguar for “Car and Driver,” he has never been without inspiration through the lens.
“I found that I could turn the mundane into an interesting and arresting picture, both real and abstract,” Burtera said. “It is where I have arrived and probably will occupy me for some time.”
The Sears Art Museum Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center at DSU. The gallery features six exhibits each year. Offering a variety of art styles from traditional to contemporary, the gallery exists for the enjoyment and education of Dixie State University students and the community. For more information, visit searsart.com.