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The Pervasive Veil of Atmosphere

Seascapes of La Jolla by Bill Rastetter

June 27 – August 27, 2020

February 11, 2020, 5:53 p.m., archival pigment print

February 11, 2020, 5:53 p.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

February 26, 2020, 6:13 a.m., archival pigment print

February 26, 2020, 6:13 a.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

January 22, 2020, 5:36 p.m., archival pigment print

January 22, 2020, 5:36 p.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

February 16, 2020, 6:11 p.m., archival pigment print

February 16, 2020, 6:11 p.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

January 23, 2020, 6:53 a.m., archival pigment print

January 23, 2020, 6:53 a.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

January 30, 2020, 5:40 p.m., archival pigment print

January 30, 2020, 5:40 p.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

January 22, 2020, 6:48 a.m., archival pigment print

January 22, 2020, 6:48 a.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

January 22, 2020, 5:49 p.m., archival pigment print

January 22, 2020, 5:49 p.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

February 18, 2020, 5:15 p.m., archival pigment print

February 18, 2020, 5:15 p.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

February 18, 2020, 4:53 p.m., archival pigment print

February 18, 2020, 4:53 p.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

February 17, 2020, 6:37 a.m., archival pigment print

February 17, 2020, 6:37 a.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

January 30, 2020, 6:38 p.m., archival pigment print

January 30, 2020, 6:38 p.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

February 19, 2020, 6:42 a.m., archival pigment print

February 19, 2020, 6:42 a.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

January 31, 2020, 6:52 a.m., archival pigment print

January 31, 2020, 6:52 a.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

February 12, 2020, 6:33 a.m., archival pigment print

February 12, 2020, 6:33 a.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

February 7, 2020, 6:34 a.m., archival pigment print

February 7, 2020, 6:34 a.m.

archival pigment print

6 x 8 inches (image) - $900 (framed)

15 x 20 inches (image) - $1,200 (framed)

Press Release

The Pervasive Veil of Atmosphere: Seascapes of La Jolla by Bill Rastetter

 

The Gallery is pleased to present The Pervasive Veil of Atmosphere, Seascapes of La Jolla by Bill Rastetter. In the tradition of the luminist landscape painters of the mid-19th century, these small-scale photographs render a uniform glow, evoking a quiet spirituality based on closely observed natural phenomena.

 

Rather than depict nature as grand and imposing, or strive for spectacular views, Rastetter emphasizes the quality of light, at dawn and dusk, to create calm and lucid landscapes.  With exposures between 0.4 seconds and up to ten minutes, these peaceful panoramas achieve their atmospheric effect by use of a pinhole camera in place of a conventional lens, creating infinite gradations of tone, texture, and color.

 

La Jolla resident, William H. Rastetter (born 1948), is a scientist, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. He earned an S.B. degree in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.A and Ph.D. both in chemistry from Harvard University, and when not photographing, he helps fund and develop biotechnology companies.

 

To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, the gallery is open by appointment only until further notice.  Appointments can be made by calling or emailing the gallery, or through our website below. We are open from Monday to Friday, 11am - 5pm. Please note that visitors are required to practice physical distancing and to wear masks inside of the gallery. Surfaces will be sanitized after each visitor.

We look forward to seeing you.