Artist’s Statement

 

Claude Duplat has been a photographer all of his life. He owned “The Black and White Photo Lab”, in Sacramento, CA for twenty-five years (1979-2004). During that time, he had many photography shows. Always pushing limits with his photography, manipulating his photos with an artistic eye.

 

After years of owning “The Black and White Photo Lab” and his own studio he experienced burnout and stepped away from photographic projects.

 

However, in retirement he found his way back to his passion and love for photography. 

 

In his 30’s (mid 1980-1990’s) he had multiple shows of his photography. During those years he also had photography in the KVIE Art Auction, the Crocker-Kingsley Art Completion and photographed art for the Crocker Art Museum. 

 

His last exhibition of his 4’x5’ black and white woven photos was 30 years ago at Chan Elliot Gallery in Sacramento, CA

 

Most recently, his work was exhibited at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center and Blue Line Art.

 

This one man show includes his current work pushing boundaries with photography and photos reflecting movement through daytime time exposures.

 

Claude feels that he has come full circle; having created large woven photos in his darkroom, and now creating his images digitally at home in his lightroom.

Early Shows
1978    Bay Guardian Newspaper 1st Show,  S.F.
 
1979   Crocker Kingsley,   Sacramento
 
1981   White Gallery - Group show, Sacramento
1981   Alta Galleries,  Practically Speaking Show, Sacramento
1981  Michael Himovitz Gallery, Group Show, Carmichael 
1982   Alta Gallery, Cowtown Show, Sacramento
 
1982   Alta Gallery, "Modern Women", Sacramento
1983   Rara Avis, "In her own world" one man show, Sacramento
 
1984  Chan Elliot Gallery,  "Blow-ups"  Sacramento
 
2018  Blue Line Arts,  One man show, Roseville