The Price of Enlightenment: Photographs by Dawn Blanchfield
August 8 - September 1, 2012
Viewpoint Gallery is pleased to present the photographs of Dawn Blanchfield in an exhibition called The Price of Enlightenment in the Step Up Gallery at Viewpoint. Dawn Blanchfield’s The Price of Enlightenment is a series of black and white photographs that explore provocative subjects ranging from religious topics to social and political commentary of both the past and present. Blanchfield states that she is not trying to replicate a reality or create an image with obvious literal meaning; instead, she is crafting a narrative to express an idea or pose a question.
Blanchfield is a photographer, painter, and mixed-media artist who has been creating works of art her entire life. She studied painting under noted abstract impressionist Gerd Koch and photography with Bill Hendricks while living in Ventura, California. After moving to northern California, she has continued her education with workshops and classes in various media, and is currently enrolled in a course of Independent Study in Photography with Professor Randy Snook at Sierra College. Though she continues to work in other media, photography is now Blanchfield’s main focus. Her work has been shown in group, solo, and juried exhibits in Sacramento and Ventura, and is included in Lincoln Public Library’s permanent collection.