Pin, Digital Image, 2023, Doug Dertinger

Housekeeping is a retrospective....of sorts. At fifty, artist Doug Dertinger is “clearing” his studio of 30 years of unused images, dead-end experiments, and collected ephemera. Part Wolfgang Tillmans, part Marie Kondo, Housekeeping is a homage to accumulation and the delicate work of memory, both remembering and forgetting. The installation will be on view in Axis Gallery’s East Gallery Saturday, July 1 through Sunday, July 30th. Join us for our Second Saturday opening Saturday, July 8th, 5-8 pm.

Artist Bio

Doug Dertinger is a photographer and educator living and working in Northern California. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in the permanent collections of the Princeton University Art Museum and St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Nova Scotia. He holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Colorado State University and an MFA in Fine and Media Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and currently lives in Sacramento, CA where he is a Professor within the Design Department of CSU Sacramento.