The Valley Performing Arts Center Art Gallery is located on the Loge Level, north of the Great Hall. Exhibitions are open to ticket holders one hour prior to performances and during intermissions, and by appointment. For more information, contact Sally Adelblue at (818) 677-8800.
Jim Udel: Portraits of Film Actors
April 1 – June 4, 2016
Reception: Saturday, April 2 from 5-7pm
Jim Udel is a 3rd generation theatrical shoter with roots originating in his Grandfather's Baltimore Studio, circa 1910. Assisting as a child (like his Dad before) ultimately led him to a career photographing professional actors in his own right. Revealing the 'inner-essence' of Hollywood's most known faces, Udel combines conversation with a reportage style that captures more than just the standard fare. Often shooting 10 exposures or less for his most famous subjects, Jim feels the 'intimate urgency' of the moment produces a focused result to the image that more time in front of the lens only blurs.
Image: Billy Bob Thorton, 2009, silver gelatin print