Nina Zurier Photography Exhibit

An exhibition of photographs by Nina Zurier will be on display in Dominican University of California’s San Marco Gallery from September 10 through October 26. The exhibition will feature more than 120 color photographs of landscapes, buildings, and interiors shot in Finland, Sweden, Spain, and the United States.

Zurier attended the University of Michigan's Residential College before transferring to the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied painting, photography, and sculpture. Her recent work in photography and video concerns issues of nature and culture, in both abstract and representational forms. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Toronto, Detroit, Miami, Albuquerque, Missoula, Portland, OR, Los Angeles, and in the Bay Area. She is represented by Wade Wilson Fine Art in Houston, Texas.

Is This Enough Information? is Zurier's first exhibit at Dominican University of California.

The San Marco Gallery, located in the Alemany Library, is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. The gallery will be closed Labor Day weekend.

The artist talk will be on October 15 from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m.

The Artist's Statement:

First there is the color, I am very interested in color, color is what usually makes me get out my camera and take a picture. The photographs here are arranged by color—green, gray, red, blue, and yellow. Sometimes a photograph will have more of one color than another—say, an orange spot on a predominantly blue background—but because the orange is the most important part of the image (for me, anyway) it is put in the red group instead of the blue.

In selecting and arranging the photographs within the color groups I looked for visual connections, which led to (among others) the combination of a hedgehog, a wall built around a large boulder, a horse’s round belly, trees, some balloons, and a cat toy. The focus (lens focus) of the images in this group ranges from soft to normal to digitally enhanced hypersharpness, and is a good example of how I use focus (clarity of detail or the lack of) to focus (draw attention to) on a particular aspect of an image. I now find the groups more interesting than the individual photographs, and am delighted to have found a new direction for my work while preparing for this exhibition.