This month’s post was contributed by 23 Sandy Gallery.
Venture out, learn about, and celebrate Portland’s citywide focus on photography!
Please join us to celebrate Portland Photo Month. Across the city art galleries and other arts venues and organizations will celebrate the art, history and practice of photography during the second annual Portland Photo Month. Throughout the month of April, join us for the many events that will dot our great city.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THEN.HERE.NOW
THEN. NOW. HERE. is a celebration of photography as a unique medium and tool that can help us explore and examine who, and where, we are. The premise is simple: folks from all across town answered a call for entries for photographs of Portland and its people, THEN or NOW. We invited a guest juror, Raymond Meeks, to curate a slideshow from these images. This slideshow will then be projected at various outdoor spaces in different quadrants of Portland as a public art event.
Confirmed dates/times for THEN.NOW.HERE. projections are listed below. All slideshows will run in a loop for at least one hour, beginning at sunset (roughly 8-9 pm)
Friday, April 6th: Newspace Center for Photography, 1632 SE 10th
Friday, April 20th: “The Meadow” at Beam and Anchor, 2710 N. Interstate Ave. (rain or shine)
Continuous projection will also run throughout the month in the window television at Blue Sky Gallery, 122 NW 8th.
More screenings to be added at the web site as they’re confirmed. Check event dates, times and locations on the Then.Now.Here website.
PADA AFFILIATED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
23 SANDY GALLERY – Interplay: Photographers Focus on the Book presents four photographers who create photographic artist books using very different approaches in style, structure, materials and concept. Interplay showcases one-of-a-kind and limited edition artist books from Elizabeth M. Claffey, Lauren Henkin, Clifton Meador and Laura Russell. From fine bindings to altered books to print on demand to pop ups, this show will be a fascinating exploration of the crossover between the art of photography and the art of the book. 23 Sandy Gallery. 623 NE 23rd Avenue, 503-927-4409. Find more information and a full online catalog here.
ELIZABETH LEACH GALLERY AT THE HEATHMAN HOTEL MEZZANINE – Group show, Places and Portraits featuring
Malia Jensen, Justine Kurland, Coco Kühn, Isaac Layman, Dinh Q. Lê,
Robert Lyons, Melody Owen, Christopher Rauschenberg
Exhibit up all of April.
Mon – Sat, 6am-10pm
Heathman Hotel – 1001 SW Broadway
PORTLAND ART MUSEUM — Emerging: New Photography Acquisitions including Chris McCaw, Aldophe Braun, Berenice Abbot. March 10 – June 24, 2012 and Through the Looking Glass: Photography’s Use of Windows, Doorways and Mirrors including Larry Clark, Michael Kenna, Simon Norfolk through May 6. 1219 SW Park Avenue
VISITING ARTIST CHRIS MCCAW DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE – Portland Art Museum. Witsell Auditorium. Sunday, April 22, 2012, noon-6pm At noon, Chris McCaw will demonstrate his unique camera technique at an outdoor location (weather permitting). At 2PM, he will lecture on his artistic vision at the Portland Art Museum. Afterward, McCaw will process the photograph he created at Newspace Center for Photography. Check the Museum website for exact location of the demonstration. Lecture free for Museum members or after Museum admission. Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, and Newspace Center for Photography, 1632 SE 10th Avenue.
OTHER NOTABLE EXHIBITIONS TO SEE AROUND TOWN:
EAST SIDE LOCATIONS
BLACK BOX GALLERY — Technology: High and Low
I WITNESS GALLERY — Susan de Witt – Fabrication
LANE GALLERY & STUDIO — Gila Lane – On The Line
NEWSPACE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY – Critical Mass Top 50 Show: Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness and Everything Else, curated by DARIUS HIMES
PUSHDOT STUDIO — Tatiana Wills – Aspiration/Inspiration
SEVEN VIRTUES — Jen Mitsuko
23 SANDY GALLERY — Interplay: Photographers Focus on the Book
ALBERTA ARTS DISTRICT LOCATIONS
AMPERSAND GALLERY & FINE BOOKS – Gazed Upon – curated by AMY ELKINS, featuring: JEN DAVIS, CARA PHILLIPS & STACY TYRELL
GUARDINO GALLERY — Beth Kerschen (solar plate intaglio) and Jerri Bartholomew (photographic/mixed media glass collage)
LIVING ROOM REALTORS — Mike O’Brien – Watersongs
MORPHEUS STUDIOS — John Labovitz – Genus Loci: Looking for the Spirit of Place
ANNIE MEYER ARTWORK GALLERY — Eastern Europe – Close Ups and Jennifer Zika
BLUE SKY GALLERY – Exhibitions by NIGEL DICKINSON (Critical Mass Blue Sky Solo Show winner), JOHN FAIER, and the debut of the new juried selection of artists in the Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers.
CAMERAWORK GALLERY – Solo exhibits by FRANK LAVELLE: Portrait of Faith and EDIS JURCYS: Passing Through…
CHAMBERS @916 – Encyclopedia – ALLEN MAERTZ
NOBAL HOME — Daniel Hayden Berman – Northwest Visions
LITTMAN AND WHITE GALLERIES AT PSU — Horia Boboia, Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, Alex Mackin Dolan, Rebecca Steel
WAY OUT LOCATIONS
WASHINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM – PRINT ARTS NORTHWEST Jim Lommasson – What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization
LIGHTBOX PHOTOGRAPHIC in Astoria – PDX Photo Month Exhibit – showcasing work by 40 Portland Photographic Artists
MUSEUM OF THE OREGON TERRITORY (AKA Clackamas County Historical Society) in Oregon City — A Man and His Camera – The Photographs of Ralph Eddy
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ALL EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
For a detailed listings of 2012 Portland Photo Month events and exhibitions, please visit the Portland Photo Month website here.