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Board of Supervisors' Chamber Gallery

Board Gallery
Located at 700 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Hours:  Open when the County Board of Supervisors are in session.  Please check Board agenda.

Sacramento County sponsors bi-annual exhibitions of artwork in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Art in Motion: A Survey of Drawings by Diane Richey-Ward

January 9 - July 7, 2019

Diane Richey-Ward is a Sacramento based visual artist. After completing her Master’s Degree in Studio Art from California State University, Sacramento, she began exhibiting her large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings in Sacramento, San Francisco and later at the Center for Contemporary Art and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Diane has worked as a full-time Professor of Art at American River College since 1999, teaching Drawing and Art History courses. In 2008 she was hired to teach Study Abroad semesters in Paris, London, Florence and Barcelona and combined those semesters with Artist-in-Residency fellowships, spending half her time in Europe for many years. Nearly every year for more than 20 years Diane participated as an Artist-in-Resident in Costa Rica, Canada, US, France, Spain, Portugal and Holland. For her 2015 residency in Shanghai, China, she was awarded a 3-month fellowship with the Swatch Art Peace Hotel; culminating with a multi-media exhibit/installation. Her latest work involves drawing, photography and video, investigating notions of movement/space within a particular nomadic narration.

"My recent work represents an on-going series entitled “Merged Memory-Seeking Coalescence". I layer photographic transparencies with charcoal and pastels in a manner which best provides a complex viewing experience. Exposure to novel experiences through travel has afforded new ways of seeing and many new avenues for discovery. I examine notions of how one’s journey affects their perception of reality and space and how a visual memory or historical moment is altered when superimposed with mark-making. I wish to integrate drawing into an expanded practice: combining photographic elements with the naked mark of charcoal and pastel. By layering elements of mechanical and natural forms, in both transparent photographic layers and drawn images, I search for dynamic formal configurations and mutations. This process seems to allow me to tap into a level of investigation where entirely new form presents itself. As the photographer Diane Arbus once said, “It’s what I’ve never seen before that I recognize”.

“A long-standing goal in my work is to retain a certain mystery and a sense of kinetic movement. Ideally an immediate transference of energy occurs, an insistence on retaining a rhythmic presence." – Diane Richey-Ward

PAST EXHIBITIONS

January 10 - July 10, 2018
Jim Kimberly: Painting with ALS