Contributed by Elizabeth Leach Gallery.
For all the people out there who enjoy First Thursday and other gallery and art tours, you may consider attending an art fair as the next step toward immersing yourself in art. Art fairs are a great way to see a lot of diverse art in a short time. For several years there was even a Portland-based art fair called The Affair at the Jupiter Hotel which brought galleries from up and down the West Coast and collectors from as far away as Atlanta, Georgia, to Portland each September.
Ultimately, Photography is subversive, not when it frightens, repels, or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks. – Roland Barthes
Photolucida‘s bi-annual portfolio reviews festival might only last three days, but all of April presents a feast for Portland’s photography lovers. The lectures, gallery walks, and reviews themselves, where a plethora of mid-career artists gather to network and receive feedback, are just the tip of the iceberg. Galleries all over the city are exhibiting photography this month- maybe you saw some on First Thursday! The PADA galleries are offering an incredible array of landscapes, portraits, documentaries, narratives, and processes. Take a look: