Jerry Ranch Photography Exhibit

  • Overview

    Exhibition Showing: June 5- July 25
    Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    The Ankeny Art Center gallery and receptions are free and open to the public
    Wine and appetizers will be served.

    Main Gallery:

    “Somewhere, Across The Sea” is a photographic story by creator and artists Jerry Ranch.

    Jerry Ranch is a Chicago native, born in 1949. In 1972, he graduated DePaul University with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, with a minor in Physics. In 1979, he was conferred with a Ph. D. in Genetics from Iowa State University. After a post-doctoral research appointment at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Jerry held research scientist positions in the plant biotechnology industry until 2013. He is a retired Senior Scientist from Pioneer Hi-Bred. When Jerry was an undergraduate student, beginning in 1967, he used photography primarily as a tool in biological illustration, and for pleasure in street, landscape, and wildlife photography. His initial exposure to photography was from a fraternity brother who was a freelance photojournalist for the Chicago Sun-Times. In graduate school, he used medium format film to capture images photomicroscopically. Throughout his career as a research scientist, he used photography to document experimental results.

    In 2005, Jerry began to develop his personal approach to photography as art. Several of Jerry’s photograph’s appear in the print media. Since 2009, his images have garnered many awards at the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon, including two Best of Show entries. His photography has been curated nationally in gallery exhibitions. He is a member of the Des Moines Camera Club, and he has facilitated teaching of photographic technique and art in various venues.

    -Artist statement about the exhibit-
    “Sea and stone are blended in geological time allied in an imperceptible journey of fifteen million years. Their undetectable gestures are captured in the characters that dwell in the tidal habitat”.