The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust will host a unique exhibition featuring Fresno artist Daniel Van Gerpen opening on March 5, 2016. Resplendent Remnants will feature works by Van Gerpen, from his Remnants and Relics series utilizing mixed media that incorporates painting, photography, and found objects in art that evokes the texture and feeling of sublime landscapes.
A South Dakota native, Van Gerpen has called California home for over ten years and pulls inspiration from the iconic landscapes of Yosemite and Big Sur while still finding beauty in the miles of agricultural land that encompass the Central Valley. From the shear face of Half Dome to sentinel trees that survey the farmland, Van Gerpen’s work speaks both of isolation and connection with the natural landscape.
With their dedication to the natural environment, the Ranch House at the River Center seeks to connect visitors with the natural environment. This exhibition feels right at home with its dependence on the natural materials and vistas for inspiration. Weathered stones and wood enhance the connection between the art and the places that are represented. Resplendent Remnants is available for visit each weekend in March and April.
The Ranch House at the River Center has a variety of exhibits relating to the culture, nature and history of the San Joaquin River and environs. Ranch House exhibits are available to the public for free every Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 3:00. The River Center grounds are open to the public for free Monday through Friday from 8am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8am – 3pm. The River Center provides free parking and access to the Lewis S. Eaton Trail, the Hidden Homes Nature Trail, as well as use of the beautiful grounds as a community gathering place for spending time outside in nature.