Photo by Rebecca Gregg

Rocklin, CA February 23, 2017 – The Sierra College Ridley Gallery presents Fossils and Seeds, an exhibition of photography by Sierra College Emeritus Professor Rebecca Gregg. Fossils and Seeds is a retrospective exhibit of work bridging the 1970s to 2016. Over this span of time there have been breadth of changes in Gregg’s materials, from film to methods of digital capture including her cell phone. Additionally, Gregg has explored a variety of themes and interests from documentary, nature, still life and travel photography. “Going through several decades of work, I was struck at first by the differences, but stepping back I began to see the overarching similarity. I saw the early interest in small images, in working with the square as a compositional challenge and in the reassuring beauty of everyday objects. I have some times worked rather heavy handed pushing the image but most often with little manipulation of what I saw in the moment or afterward in the darkroom or computer.” Gregg explained that the title Fossil and Seeds refers to her older efforts as influences and the potential that accompanies newer work.

Rebecca Gregg retired from the Sierra College Photography and Applied Art and Design Departments in 2016. She received her B.S. in Education majoring in English and American History from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S in Counseling at CSU Los Angeles. Gregg is the recipient of several awards for teaching including the Pacific Region Board of Trustees Outstanding Faculty Award and the Statewide Academic Senate Hayward Award. She is a Charter Member of Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento, serves on the Board of Directors and Curatorial Committee. Fossils and Seeds is on display now through March 23, 2017 with a reception/artist talk March 14 from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Ridley Gallery is located on the first floor of the Library/LR 102, on the Rocklin campus, 5000 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin. Regular hours for Ridley Gallery are 11am -6:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Admission to Ridley Gallery is free and open to the public.

There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at dispensers located on the campus parking lot.

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