The Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography, founded on the ground floor of Miller Hall in 1990, presents four exhibitions by contemporary photographers each year. We choose photographers whose work causes us to think about the effects of our craft on our culture. By these presentations the University of La Verne invites students, faculty, staff, and community members to become inspired by photographs and informed by the peculiar way of knowing realized by adventurous photographers.
Portfolio reviews in consideration for exhibitions are ongoing. To arrange for a review, please contact Gary S. Colby at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (909) 448-4070
Ray Carofano, Riverrun. A photographic exploration of the abstract aesthetic potential of the concrete channel, bridges and infrastructure that confine, direct and define the Los Angeles River. April 4 through May 27, 2016.
The River Narrates Itself: A Panel discussion on the Los Angeles River inspired by the exhibition.
Michael Robinson Chávez, The Driest Seasons: California’s Dust Bowl. A personally expressive portfolio of images assembled after several months of regular assignments from the Los Angeles Times covering the social effects of the drought in the San Joaquin Valley. February 1 through March 24, 2016.
Seawater Gallery Catalog
Don Bartletti, Uneasy Neighbors: Causes and Consequences of Illegal Migration to the United States. August 25 – October 10, 2014. Evening lecture and reception, Wednesday September 17, time and location to be announced.
Uneasy Neighbors Gallery Catalog
Eliot Dudik, Broken Land. Large format diptych panorama photographs of Civil War battlefields. April 14 through summer. Faculty reflection papers by William A. Cook, Professor of English, and Gregory Cumming, Adjunct Professor of History. Portrait by Wendell Decker.
Traer Scott, Natural History. Museum visitors reflected in diorama windows. February 3 – April 4, 2014. Faculty reflection papers by Aaron S. Baker, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Kanya Godde, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.
Natural History Gallery Catalog
David Burnett, 44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World. Mr. Burnett photographed the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the return of the Ayatollah Khomeini during the Islamic Revolution in 1979. October 21 – December 13, 2013. Faculty reflection papers by Julio Minoves-Triquell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Omid E. Furutan, Assistant Professor of Management.
44 Days Gallery Catalog
David Maisel, Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime. Aerial photography in aesthetic consideration of landscape sites that have undergone extreme environmental transformations, such as mining, urbanization and forest clear-cutting. August 26 – October 11, 2013. Faculty reflection papers by Christine Broussard, Professor of Biology, and Roy Kwon, Associate Professor of Sociology.
Black Maps Gallery Catalog
Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman, Geolocation: Desertscapes. Embedded GPS information in Twitter updates identify the locations of user posts at which photographs are made to mark their real-world origins. April 15 – May 24, 2013. Faculty reflection papers by Sean Dillon, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, and Gail Tang, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
Geolocation: Desertscapes Gallery Catalog
Mitch Dobrowner, Vital Firmament. Great storms above the landscapes of the West and Midwest. February 4 – April 5, 2013. Faculty reflection papers by David Chappell, Associate Professor of Physics, and Judy Holiday, Assistant Professor of Writing.
Dissent Gallery Catalog
Joseph Rodríguez, Homegrown. Photographs of California street gang members, families and friends. August 27 – October 12, 2012. Faculty reflection papers by Sharon Davis, Professor of Sociology, and David Werner, Associate Professor of English.
Homegrown Gallery Catalog
Michael Crouser, Dog Run. The interactions between dogs unleashed with each other at dog parks. April 9 – May 11, 2012. Faculty reflection papers by Ann K. Hills, Associate Professor of Spanish and Jeffery Burkhart, Fletcher Jones Professor of Biology.
Rinconado de Oro Gallery Catalog
Beau Comeaux, Remnants. January 31 – March 25, 2011.
David Bacon, Farm Workers. April 19 – May 7, 2010
Phenomenal Consciousness Gallery Handout
Francis Schanberger, Forces of Nature. January 25 – February 19, 2010