Exhibit Features the Work of Photographer Rod Laursen

The work of photographer Rod Laursen will be on display in the San Marco Art Gallery, located in Dominican University of California’s Alemany Library, from September 8 through October 29. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Plenty of free parking is available in the parking lot at the intersection of Grand and Acacia avenues.

The gallery’s hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday/Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday from 2-8 p.m. The artist reception will be held September 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. The artist talk will be Wednesday, October 19 from 2:15-3:30 p.m.

The exhibit covers three decades of visual explorations utilizing three different photographic mediums: black and white, color, and digital. The work in digital photography centers on using a scanner to create camera-less images. Laursen placed objects on the scanner, and as the scanner recorded these objects he added a background with different types of reflective material in order to produce a 3D effect. The color work shows a way of depicting the landscape in a unique manner, in this case using electronic flash to bring out details. The work in black and white shows an influence of Surrealism and was pursued with that in mind. All the black and white images are toned gelatin silver prints either in selenium or brown toner.

For more information, please call 415-485-3251.