Exhibitions

Image: Federico Estol

Federico Estol – Shine Heroes

Location: Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Ave.)
Dates: April TBA
Days/Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday April 7th, 6 – 9pm

Artist Talk: TBA
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Blue Sky Gallery will be presenting the work of Federico Estol, the Photolucida Critical Mass Solo Exhibition winner for 2021.

“There are 3000 shoe shiners who go out into the streets of La Paz and El Alto suburbs each day in search of clients. They are from all ages and in recent years have become a social phenomenon in the Bolivian capital.

What characterizes this tribe is the use of ski masks so they will not be recognized by those around them. They confront the discrimination they face through these masks; in their neighborhoods no one knows that they work as shoe shiners, at school they hide this fact, and even their own families believe they have a different job when they head down to the center of the city from El Alto.

The mask is their strongest identity, what makes them invisible while at the same time unites them. This collective anonymity makes them tougher when facing the rest of society and is their resistance against the exclusion they suffer because they carry out this work.” – Federico Estol

Image: Meghan Kirkwood

TBA

Location: Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Ave.)
Dates: April TBA
Days/Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday April 7th, 6 – 9pm

Artist Talk: TBA

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Image: Lisa Gidley

2022 Pacific Northwest Drawers

Location: Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Ave.)
Dates: April 2022 – March 2023
Days/Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday April 7th, 6 – 9pm

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Debuting on First Thursday, April 7, each artist will be represented by 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work in a dedicated archival, flat file drawer at Blue Sky through March 2023.

Artists TBA

Image: Jennifer Timmer Trail

Jennifer Timmer Trail – Saccharine 

Location: Strange Paradise Gallery (8371 N Interstate Ave, Studio 4)
Dates: April 9 – May 15
Days/Hours: Saturday, 12 – 3pm or by appointment
Receptions: Saturday April 9th + May 7th, 5 – 8pm

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Jennifer Timmer Trail is a photographer, curator, book designer, and co-founder of Small Talk Collective and Strange Paradise Photo Space in Portland Oregon. Her project Saccharine examines the changing of her relationship with her daughter as she enters her teenage years – a period that is a celebratory time but at the same time come with an immense sense of loss.

Image: Stu Levy

TBA

Location: Augen Gallery (716 N.W. Davis St)
Dates: April
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:30am – 5pm

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Image: Christopher Rauschenberg

TBA

Location: Elizabeth Leach Gallery (417 NW 9th Ave.)
Dates: April
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30am – 5:30pm
Opening Reception: April 7th, 6 – 8pm
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Image: Susan Seubert

TBA

Location: Froelick Gallery (714 N.W. Davis St)
Dates: April
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5:30pm
Opening Reception: TBA

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Image: Ray Bidegain

TBA

Location: Camerawork Gallery (301 N. Graham Street, Lorenzen Conference Center, Legacy Medical Center Campus)
Dates: TBA
Days/Hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm; Sunday 10am – 4pm
Artist Talk: TBA
Reception: TBA
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Image: Adam Bacher

TBA

Location: Pushdot Studio (2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 104)
Dates: April
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Friday, April 1st, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: TBA
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