Two Artists’ Photos of ‘The Sixties’ to open new Burien Arts Gallery
In the “Sixties,” Mark Daughhetee and Ken DeRoux were young men with cameras in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Each unknowingly managed to capture images that would turn into a powerful display of art and history. This October, their photographs will be the opening exhibit at the brand new Burien Arts Gallery located at 826 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.
“We had the idea to do this show because we both had gone to school and lived in California in the Sixties and had both taken photographs as students– photographs we had, for the most part, stored away.”
– Ken DeRoux & Mark Daughhetee
The “Sixties” was a time of social change and upheaval. Much happened in a short time and with rippling effects: from civil rights actions, political assassinations and sit-ins, to rock and roll music, the sexual revolution and Pop art. A lot of the energy for this change was generated in California. “It’s hard to exaggerate the power of the youth culture of that time,” Daughhetee said, “the way it rose to power and took over.”
That energy is visible in the show’s deceptively simple images. The pictures present no agenda, only the straightforward memory of what the lens was pointed at when the shutter opened for an instant.
“FLASHBACK! Photographs from ‘The Sixties,’ San Francisco/Los Angeles” will be on display at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 SW 152nd St in Burien. The opening launch event will be Thursday, Oct. 3 from 4 – 8 p.m. and the exhibit will show through Oct. 31.
Gallery hours are Noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday, and Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
About Mark Daughhetee:
Mark Daughhetee has been making and exhibiting art for decades. With over 150 exhibitions to his credit he has participated in shows in 16 U.S. states, Russia and the former Soviet Far East. His work is represented in the permanent collections of art museums around the nation. A native of Los Angeles, Mark moved to Juneau, AK in 1977, where he served as the Curator of Exhibitions for the Alaska State Museum between 1986 and 2007. Mark relocated to Seattle in 2007 and held the position of Gallery Director for ArtsWest between 2011 and 2012.
About Ken DeRoux:
Ken began studying photography in 1966 while a student at the San Francisco Art Institute. He was manager of Canyon Cinema Filmmakers’ Cooperative in the early 1970s and later was film curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He returned to his hometown of Juneau in 1978 where he worked at the Alaska State Museum and began painting. The artist relocated to the Seattle area in 2009 after a long career in Alaska as a museum curator and painter.
About Burien Arts:
Burien Arts originally started the Strawberry Festival, brings you Shakespeare in the Park, arts workshops for student and teachers, 20/20 Art Happening, Highline Classic Jazz Festival, among other things…and NOW, The Burien Arts Gallery, located at at 826 152nd Street in Olde Burien: