From Darkroom to Digital


Rarely do you get to see the march of history before your very eyes, but you’ll get to experience just that at the Davis Arts Center’s current exhibit “From Darkroom to Digital,” on display through Jan. 30 in the center’s Tsao Gallery.

The exhibit features photos from the center’s historic photography collection—including work from the 1960s through the early 1990s by Jeffery Briggs, Stephen Bristow, Hedi B. Desuyo, Hal Faulkner, Lloyd Fergus, Kurt E. Fishback, Linda Frese, Geoffrey Fricker, Mary Gottwals, Margery Mann, David Posther, David Robertson, Rob Saecker, Larry Snyder, Jim Sylva and Kathryn Sylva and others—juxtaposed alongside contemporary digital photographs by Dave Webb.

While the photos from the center’s pre-digital collection were all developed using complex, time-consuming techniques in a darkroom, Webb’s images were captured and edited relatively instantaneously on his iPhone. What’s most striking about these images is not their contrasting techniques, however, but rather the artistic themes that unite them.          

All works are for sale and proceeds are being invested with the Yolo Community Foundation to provide long-term financial stability for the Davis Arts Center and its community arts engagement programs. For more information, call (530) 756-4100 or visit The Davis Arts Center is located at 1919 F St. in Davis.

Who: Davis Arts Center
What: “From Darkroom to Digital”
When: Through Jan. 30
Where: Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St., Davis