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.
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.
Whether your space is at a premium or you have simply filled your walls with art already, it may seem like there’s no room left in your home or office to add to your collection. The truth is, there are surfaces, rooms, nooks, and crannies everywhere that can accommodate lovely pieces, if you can make the leap to think beyond two-dimensional, framed work. As you can tell by this selection of artist books, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and architectural commissions on view in this article, PADA galleries are full of objects that elevate the comforts of home with conceptual twists. Read on for even more inspiration!
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: