Shabu Studios - 10-26-19

Last Saturday Photo Follies - October Edition

Saturday October 26th 7-9:30pm (calendar)

Shabu Studios
6055 NE Glisan St,
Portland, OR 97213

$8 - cash at the door or

A fun-and-games photo competition.
4 photographers each get 12 minutes (1 at a time) in the studio with surprise subject matter and instruction, followed by 12 minutes of editing time.

The audience will observe the shooting, mingle and get to know each other, and then view and vote on their favorite image.

The winner get 1 free hour of studio time, and their winning picture will hang in the Great Hall of Miniatures.
It's all about fun - any learning is strictly accidental.

Rick Wright - 11-29-19

Rick Wright, Vessels of the Late Petroleum Age: Evidence of Ancient Earth

October 26 – November 29, 2019
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 26: 4pm-5pm (calendar)
Reception: Saturday, October 26: 5pm-6pm

Camerawork Gallery
301 N. Graham Street, Portland, OR 97227
Located in Lorenzen Conference Center - Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus.
9am - 6pm, Monday-Saturday, Sunday, 10am-4pm
Free off street parking available, Stair and elevator access, TriMet Routes 4, 24 and 44, ADA accessible
Event is free and open to the public

Philadelphia photographer Rick Wright inhabits the persona of a c. 4300 CE archaeologist: a scientist stumbling onto a cache of preserved vessels crafted out of an unknown synthetic material. This Dada series of catalogued “artifacts” explores how a future society might interpret contemporary plastic containers. The project is driven by Wright’s creative lens work; the objects taking on new form, expression, and meaning. There are 27 digital photographs (18 on display at Camerawork Gallery) in the collection—printed with tri-tone pigment ink on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper at 12” x 18”.

ABOUT THE ARTIST Rick Wright practices photography as a malleable and sculptural medium, stating "photography suffers the unfortunate condition of looking like reality and remains the first thing to transcend as a photographer." He trained first as an oil painter at Princeton and Columbia Universities (BA and MFA), then later morphed into a photographer with studies at ICP in NY with Nan Goldin, Susan Meiselas, Dorit Cypis, and Danny Lyon. Wright is a Philadelphia-based photographer working as a fine artist, an architectural photographer, and an instructor.

The Vessels of the Late Petroleum Age are currently featured on the cover of LensWork #144 magazine (Sept.-Oct. 2019); along with a 16-page spread. The work has also appeared online in Float Magazine and garnered a Fleisher Faculty Fellowship Award. Wright is currently working on a book of the series with a professional writer.

Several of his photographs reside in permanent collections: Houston Museum of Fine Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Creon Collection, Johnson & Johnson Collection, and The University of Pennsylvania. Wright keeps his studio in Philadelphia (past 13 years) and teaches photography at Fleisher Art Memorial, Peter’s Valley School of Art & Craft, and The Halide Project.

“Photography is 93% of my life. The other 7% is occupied by typewriter repair, short story writing, and life model sketching. I chose photography over painting for its speed, joy, and unexpected bends of reality.”—Rick Wright

Don Jacobson 10-24-19

Don Jacobson

October 7th - October 24th (calendar)

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205
Monday through Saturday, 1 - 4pm

Don Jacobson, , is one of many photographers showing at the OSA/Portland Photographers' Forum Collaborative Exhibit. The exhibit runs from October 7 through October 24th. The hours are Monday through Saturday, 1 - 4pm.

OSA welcomes PPF for this joint exhibit. Expect to see photopraphs produced in a myraid of ways - from pinhole and toy cameras to large format view cameras. The work may be digital, traditional color, and black and white, silver, ink jet or platinum.

Blake Andrews 11-01-19

Blake Andrews, Darkroom Pranks

10/2/19 - 11/1/19
Soft opening 4-8 pm during Corvallis Art Walk, 10/17/19 (calendar)

Truckenbrod Gallery
517 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR
   Open: Wed, 10/9, 12-4 pm
   Mon, 10/14, 2-6 pm
   Thurs, 10/17, 4-8 pm
   Mon, 10/21, 12-4 pm
   Sat, 10/26, 1-5 pm
   And by appointment

With his latest series Darkroom Pranks, Blake Andrews takes a turn into experimental territory. Andrews selected recent 35 mm exposures for enlargement. During the printing process, various domestic objects were used to to photogram odd shapes into the image. The interaction of photogram and photograph is deliberately ambiguous, raising age-old questions about photographic truth, representation, and pranksterism.


Pamela Chipman 10-26-19

Pamela Chipman, Photography Exhibition and Video Installation

October 4-26, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, October 4, 6-9pm (calendar)

Art at the Cave
108 E. Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98660

Artist Pamela Chipman is pleased to announce new works in Photography and, two new video installations at Art at the Cave Gallery in Vancouver, WA, October 4-26, 2019.

Utilizing multiple mediums, Pamela Chipman’s work explores personal identity and human interconnectivity to express inner states of awareness and isolation. Interweaving imagery with language, movement and sound, Inner Voices contemplates the body/mind/spirit connection and specifically how language builds, shapes and dictates memory and our sense of self.

Working in non-linear modalities, Inner Voices creates an immersive experience both intellectual and sensory. In one aspect, motion detection software triggers unique video/audio content of women photographed in silhouette compiled into animations. The silhouettes create a haunting two-dimensional profile that are at once objective and nondiscriminating, and therefore unifying, but speak to issues of domesticity, loneliness, trama, loss and ultimately, reconciled transfiguration through a synthesis of mutual experience.

The voices we hear, reveal intertwining narratives that tune us in to our inner voices and navigate how we move forward through time and backward through memory. These sound elements trigger recollections, emotion, our internal critic, or the mundane thoughts that occupy our everyday minds. While the animations move through space and time - using props to represent identity, power, and grace - the artist reminds us of our shared humanity, of our sensate and often unconscious motivations, and the outer manifestations of our inner state.

In Loose Threads, Chipman enduringly chronicles how easy a life can become unravelled. The artist captures the raw, true story of a young woman emotionally scarred by the psychological oppression of a masculine dominant culture. The story takes place in New York City in the late 1970s, but through this video Chipman illustrates how vulnerable women can be - we’re reminded of the far reaching Me Too Movement - and how little has changed culturally for women who are often left to deal with the results of trauma by themselves, struggling to find their way forward.

Chipman also presents photographs and gilded prints of the images that inspired the Inner Voices video. Each image radiates a luminosity that captures the deliberateness of women-as-subject. We see the subjects as captivating individuals demonstrating their strength, adaptability, and resistance to the adversities that often plague women throughout history. Chipman allows us to contemplate in a more resting fashion these Inner Voices and how the body/mind/spirit connection unites us.

As an interdisciplinary artist, Pamela Chipman draws on the present day cultural experiences of women grappling with sexism and gender inequality. She studied video and photography at UCLA and moved to Portland, Oregon in the late 1980s. Her work has screened across the country in film festivals, galleries, and on community television, and is held in private collections. Throughout her career, Chipman has explored the potential of the video medium through a variety of projects ranging from video-poetry, live television, installations, and documentary projects. She continues to explore new methods of integrating media into our visual world using installation, video books, and public art as tools to reach a broad artistic audience and to activate a sense of fellowship and community.

Blue Sky - 11-3-19

Blue Sky Ahead: Founders
Featuring photography by Ann Hughes, Christopher Rauschenberg,
Craig Hickman, Robert Di Franco, and Terry Toedtemeier

October 3–November 3, 2019
First Thursday opening reception: October 3, 6:00–9:00 PM

Panel discussion moderated by Lois Leveen with
Christopher Rauschenberg, Craig Hickman, Prudence Roberts, and Robert Di Franco: Saturday, October 5, 1:00 PM (calendar)

Blue Sky turns 44 years old in October! To celebrate this considerable legacy, Blue Sky is launching Blue Sky Ahead, a two-part exhibition series.

In October, Blue Sky will dedicate both galleries to the current and past photographic work by founders Ann Hughes, Christopher Rauschenberg, Craig Hickman, Robert Di Franco, and Terry Toedtemeier.

Please join us in November for the second half of the series — Blue Sky Ahead: Futures — which will highlight the future of photography in Oregon as seen through the eyes of six emerging photographers chosen by Blue Sky's founders: Ebenezer Galluzzo, Emma Kisiel, Jamila Clarke, Nolan Streitberger, Sam Wrigglesworth, and Troi Anderson.

Ann Hughes
Ann Hughes was born in 1948 in St. Maries, Idaho, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. A photographer and graphic designer, Hughes co-founded Blue Sky Gallery in 1975, where she also exhibited numerous times and regularly designed the legendary exhibitions posters during the early years of the gallery. Her photography can be found in private collections and in the Portland Art Museum’s photography collection.

Christopher Rauschenberg
Christopher Rauschenberg received his BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. His work has been exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Chicago Cultural Center, the International Center of Photography in New York, and the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, among many other major institutions. An exceptionally active leader in the Northwest arts community, he taught at Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego, Oregon for many years and co-founded Nine Gallery and the photography nonprofit Photolucida in Portland, Oregon, in addition to co-founding Blue Sky Gallery in 1975.

Craig Hickman
Craig Hickman grew up in the Northwest, where he became friends with fellow Blue Sky cofounders in high school and beyond. Hickman earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington, Seattle. He taught photography at The Evergreen State College and later taught art courses focused on the computer as an art medium at the University of Oregon, where he is now Professor Emeritus after 31 years. He is also the creator of Kid Pix, a computer drawing program for children, which he initially developed for his son, Ben.

Robert Di Franco
Robert Di Franco has been a working artist since 1973. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis. In 1975 he co-founded Blue Sky Gallery. Di Franco has taught photography at Cincinnati Art Academy, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Marylhurst University, and The Evergreen State College. His work has been exhibited at numerous venues nationally and internationally and it is housed in the collections of the French National Archives, The Portland Art Museum, The Rainier Bank Photography Collection, Oregon State Capitol Collection, the Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle Art in Public Places Program, The Washington State Arts Commission, the Portland Metropolitan Arts Commission, and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. In 2015 his photographs were exhibited at the Portland Art Museum in the Blue Sky, The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40 retrospective exhibition.

Terry Toedtemeier
Lifelong Oregonian Terry Toedtemeier (1947–2008) was a dedicated photographer, photography teacher, and the Portland Art Museum’s first curator of photography. A self-taught photographer who studied geology in college, Toedtemeier began experimenting with the medium during the 1970s, focusing on his friends and colleagues as subjects. By the 1980s he attracted wider critical attention through his landscape images, which were influenced by his deep understanding of both the photography traditions of the American West and the land’s underlying geology. He traveled throughout Oregon, paying particularly close attention to the Columbia River Gorge, the coastline, and the arid southeast, enthralled by the diversity of terrain contained within the state’s borders. Digital and color photographs created shortly before the end of his life demonstrate Toedtemeier’s ever-present willingness to experiment and see anew through the camera’s lens.

Street Vision 11-15-19

Street Vision Photographs by Blake Andrews, Lisa Gidley, George Kelly, Gary Gumanow and James Han

Sept. 30 - Nov. 15, 2019
Reception and Gallery Talk, Thursday, Oct. 24, 5-6:30 pm (calendar)
South Santiam Hall Gallery
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 SW Pacific Blvd.
Albany, OR 97321
Open 8-5 Weekdays

from top left, Gary Gumanow, James Han, Lisa Gidley, Blake Andrews, George Kelly
Five Oregon photographers who create art from the fleeting moments of urban life will exhibit their work at Linn-Benton Community College's South Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany, from Sept. 30 to Nov. 15, 2019.

Eugene photographer Blake Andrews will join Portland photographers Lisa Gidley, George Kelly, Gary Gumanow and James Han in an exhibit that explores the landscape of street photography in the new century.

Street photography has enjoyed a global resurgence in popularity over the last two decades, according to guest curator Rich Bergeman, a Corvallis photographer and retired LBCC instructor. He said his goal with the exhibit was to bring contemporary urban photography to the mid-valley, where it's not often seen or practiced.
“Street photography can be controversial in this age of privacy and political correctness,” he said. “But it can also bring us sparkling slices of time--candid, unguarded moments that are ironic, insightful, witty and surrealistic.”

Each of the five photographers in the show gathers his and her pictures from life on the streets, but each captures their art in different ways--some in color, some in black-and-white; some with traditional film cameras, some with iPhones.

Andrews, a well-known photographer in the Eugene area, has been actively photographing for 25 years. He primarily shoots 35mm film, but for this show will be exhibiting colorful images from the Oregon State Fair shot with an iPhone 6 in pano mode.

Gidley, who says she's been “wandering down various sidewalks with a camera since about 2002,” is showing recent work from New York City. In a break from the street photography tradition of small cameras and black-and-white film, she frequently photographs in color with a bulky medium-format camera.

Kelly also often uses color film and medium-format, but the prints he chose for this show are 35mm black-and-white images taken in Portland, Paris and Los Angeles. He is a self-taught photographer who first took up the camera in 1985.

Gumanow is a native New Yorker who first moved to Portland in 1997, then to Texas, and back to Portland in 2015, and is “happy to be home again.” The work in the LBCC show is from a series of black-and-white images he calls “Houdini Escaping San Francisco.”

Han is comparatively new to photography, having gotten serious about it in 2017, but now he carries a Leica M6 with him every day. He has lived in Portland since 1997, after moving from Seattle to become a mortician.

The South Santiam Hall Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.