Exhibitions

Image: Noah Addis

Noah Addis – Future Cities

Location: Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Ave.)
Dates: April 4th through 28th, 2018
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday April 4th, 6 – 9pm

Artist Talk: Thursday, April 4, 5:00 PM
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Blue Sky Gallery will be presenting the work of Noah Addis, the Photolucida Critical Mass Solo Exhibition winner for 2018.

Noah Addis is a photographer currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Addis graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Photography. He has worked on documentary projects across the globe, including locations in Africa, Iraq, and the United States. Addis’ work is held in public collections, including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Additionally, Addis has been awarded fellowships from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, the Independence Foundation, and the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation.

Image: Meghan Kirkwood

Meghan Kirkwood – Views from DAPL

Location: Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Ave.)
Dates: April 4th through 28th, 2019
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday April 4th, 6 – 9pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, April 20, 3:00 PM
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Image: Lisa Gidley

2019 Pacific Northwest Drawers

Location: Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Ave.)
Dates: April 4th through 28th, 2019
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday April 4th, 6 – 9pm

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Debuting on First Thursday, April 4, and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, 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 2020.

The complete list of artists selected from more than 200 submissions includes:

Zeb Andrews • Anastasia Babenko • Jennifer Bacon • Jacob Banholzer • Tristan Barnett • Susan Biggs • Laurie Blakeslee • Elizabeth Bourne • Victoria Campagna • Tara Champion • Ian Cole • Meghan Crandall • Fretta Cravens • Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe • Cory Free • Leah Freed • Ebenezer Galluzzo • Amy Gan • Lisa Gidley • Lauren Grabelle • Andrew Greenhill • Sarah Grew • Lorraine Olivia Hamberger • Tamar Haytayan • Chris Heard • Paul Higgins • Melinda Hurst Frye • Helen Jones • John Kane • Ann Kendellen • Brian Kosoff • Zachary Krahmer • David Kressler • Trevor Kubat • Amie LeeKing • Stuart Allen Levy • James Lommasson • Roberta Margolis • Sarah Meadows • Emmanuel Monzon • Lee Musgrave • Chris Nesseth • Angel O’Brien • Stan Raucher • Shawn Records • Isaac Sachs • Andrew Stanbridge • Barbara Strigel • Rosie Struve • Terray Sylvester • Tom Turner • Preston Wadley • Brittany Walston • Aaron Wessling

Terry Toedtemeier (American, 1947-2008), Derrick Cave, Lake County, Oregon, 1992, gelatin silver print, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Anne and James Crumpacker, © Estate of Terry Toedtemeier, 1995.73

Sun, Shadows, Stone
The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier

Location: Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave.)
Dates: March 9th  through August 4th, 2019
Days/Hours: Tue 10am – 5pm; Wed 10am – 5pm; Thu 10am – 8p, Fri 10am – 8pm; Sat 10am – 5pm; Sun 10am – 5pm
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Lifelong Oregonian Terry Toedtemeier (1947 – 2008) was a dedicated photographer, photography teacher, and the Portland Art Museum’s first curator of photography. His many notable professional activities—from cofounding Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery to rapidly growing the museum’s photography collection—never took away from his deep passion for making his own photographs. Toedtemeier’s artistic legacy is explored in Sun, Shadows, Stone, the first exhibition to feature works from all phases of his career.

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.

Organized by the Tacoma Art Museum and curated by Rock Hushka, TAM’s Deputy Director and Chief Curator. Curated in Portland by Julia Dolan, Ph.D., The Minor White Curator of Photography.

Image: Stu Levy

Stu Levy: Recent Landscapes

Location: Augen Gallery (716 N.W. Davis St)
Dates: April 4th-27th, 2019
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5:30pm
Closing Reception: April 27th, 5:30-8pm
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Closing reception and artist talk in conjunction with Portland Photo Month and the Photolucida’s Photobook Fair and Gallery Walk!

Image: Corey Arnold

Corey Arnold: Hornsund

Location: Charles A. Hartman Fine Art (134 NW 8th Avenue)
Dates: March 21st – April 27th, 2019
Days/Hours: Thursday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday, April 4th, 2018 6-8pm
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Charles A. Hartman Fine Art is excited to present Hornsund, an exhibition of stunning new work by world renowned photographer Corey Arnold. Made in 2013 in association with the environmental group Project-Pressure and shown here for the first time, this compelling suite of images explores an otherworldly landscape on the front lines of climate change. Arnold’s photographs depict a vast landscape that is both beautiful and delicate, remote and unknown. Scientists, equipment and inquisitive reindeer inhabit a landscape that is rarely seen yet essential to life as we know it, and now on the cusp of vast change. This is Corey Arnold’s sixth solo exhibition art Charles A. Hartman Fine Art. It is not to be missed.

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art will also be open on April 27th from 5-8pm in conjunction with Portland Photo Month and the Photolucida’s Photobook Fair and Gallery Walk!

Image: Christopher Rauschenberg

Christopher Rauschenberg – Angkor

Location: Elizabeth Leach Gallery (417 NW 9th Ave.)
Dates: April 4th – April 27th, 2019
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30am – 5:30pm
Opening Reception: April 4th, 6 – 8pm
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The Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present new multi-image panoramic photographs by Christopher Rauschenberg. The exhibition features a series of captivating images of temples and ancient ruins in Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious monuments in the world.

In his new series of pictures in the lush jungle landscape of Cambodia, Rauschenberg finds beauty in both the majestic and the mundane details. The images are expansive and invite the viewer to visually wander around inside the picture plane to explore the light, textures and shapes of massive stones and overgrown, twisting vines. Rauschenberg’s curious eye and generous compositions draw us in to encourage our own sense of wonderment and discovery.

Image: Susan Seubert

Susan Seubert – Typology of Lament

Location: Froelick Gallery (714 N.W. Davis St)
Dates: April 16th-June 1st, 2019
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30am – 5:30pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday May 2nd, 5 – 8pm

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“Typology of Lament” is an exhibition of ambrotypes & pigment prints by photographic artist, Susan Seubert.

Seubert will be in attendance to discuss the work on April 27th from 5-8pm in conjunction with Portland Photo Month and the Photolucida’s Photobook Fair and Gallery Walk!

Image: Small Talk Collective

Small Talk Collective – Rumors 

Location: Wolff Gallery (2804 SE Ankeny St.)
Dates: March 1st – April 28th, 2018
Days/Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 – 6pm
Opening Reception: First Friday, April 5th 6 – 8pm
Closing Party: Friday, April 26th, 6 – 8pm

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“As a collective, we have the honor of witnessing and discussing the progression of our individual works. We find ourselves traveling along parallel paths, drawn to new directions and processes. We discover common ground in similar themes, investigating dark corners and intimate places. Here, our realities, our unverified stories, come together for a time before continuing onward. We present selections of new work from each member curated to tell a temporary fiction of rumor and truth.”

Small Talk is a photography collective comprised of seven women: Audra Osborne, Briana Cerezo, Jennifer Timmer Trail, Kelli Pennington, Kristina Hruska, Leslie Hickey, and Marico Fayre. The collective formed in Portland, Oregon in 2015.

Image: Ray Bidegain

Ray Bidegain – Memory of Never

Location: Camerawork Gallery (301 N. Graham Street, Lorenzen Conference Center, Legacy Medical Center Campus)
Dates: March 30th – May 3rd, 2019
Days/Hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm; Sunday 10am – 4pm
Artist Talk: Sunday April 14th, 11am – 12pm
Reception: Sunday April 14th, 12 – 1:30pm
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In “Memory of Never” Portland, Oregon photographer Ray Bidegain explores the genre of the diptych through the pairing of photographs, one from his catalog, and one newer work that he feels interacts with the old work in an interesting way.  These two handmade platinum prints are presented side by side, and in this way Bidegain is creating conversations previously unspoken, and which will be different for each viewer, including himself.”

Image: Heidi Kirkpatrick

Quadraphotique

Location: Roll Up Gallery (1715 SE Spokane St.)
Dates: April 5th – 27th, 2019
Days/Hours: Friday + Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Friday, April 5th 5 – 9pm
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Presenting four women photographers:
Heidi Kirkpatrick
Anna Daedalus
Jayna Conkey
Jan Cook

Image: Blue Mitchell (2018 Juror Award)

PDX 30

Location: LightBox Photographic (1045 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon)
Dates: 2019
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5:30pm
Opening Reception: TBA
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In recognition of Portland Photo Month, this group exhibit celebrates LightBox Photographic Gallery’s appreciation of the Portland Photographic Community for the 8th year.

Image: Michael Hanson

Taking Pictures: 2019

Location: Black Box Gallery (811 E. Burnside #212)
Dates: April 1st – 20th, 2018
Days/Hours: Thursday – Friday, 12pm – 4pm
Opening Reception: Friday April 5th, 6-8pm
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Black Box Gallery is pleased to present an open-themed, juried group show this April.

Image: Adam Bacher

Adam Bacher – Riding The Storm Out, A Blizzard of Ravens

Location: Pushdot Studio (2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 104)
Dates: April 4th – May 31st, 2019
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Friday, April 5th,  6 – 8pm
Artist Talk: Friday April 26th, 7:30 – 9:00pm
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This February, Ravens flew high in the chaos of a blizzard. An inkblot Rorschach riding the sky in punishing winds. And a photographer ventured freely into the furious storm to record their actions. The snow collected in feet not inches, on the slopes of Mount Hood. Trees turned a cold hue of winter storm white. Winds blew steady at 35, gusting to 60. Snow forget how to fall, accelerated horizontally in the relentless storm.

A blend of synthetic fiber, fleece and feather kept me warm. I was better off not knowing the windchill. Access to the day’s show was all I needed. It had been five years since my first encounter with Ravens, and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate the anniversary.

This project began on whim after bitter winds brought and early end to a mountain ski trip in February 2014. Back in the parking lot I watched a small group of Ravens from the comfort of a warm car and a thermos of hot cocoa. There they were, gliding effortlessly between towering fir trees, not a care in the world. It was enchanting. I’d never photographed birds before and almost drove home. But something about those Ravens drew me over. I put on snowshoes and walked to them. Did I decide to come to the Ravens, or did they decide to have me come over? I’m still not sure.

You may find Adam’s raven work at ConspiracyOfRavens.com

Image: Diana Palermo

Diana Palermo – Sublimation

Location: Fuller Rosen Gallery (2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 106)
Dates: March 30th – May 17th, 2019
Days/Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Reception: April 27th, 6 – 8pm
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Sublimation is a psychological process through which socially unacceptable impulses are transformed into socially acceptable actions or behavior. This idea has been presented by Nietzsche as a ‘magnificent result obtained through the basest ingredients’ and detailed by Sigmund Freud as a beneficial satisfaction of the erotic within the constraints of society.

Palermo’s photographic collages in SUBLIMATION are fueled by personal experiences growing up queer in a culture governed by Catholic morality. Within this framework, the conversation expands upon sexual sublimation and relative abject impulses. Unlike repression, sublimation allows for an indirect use of these desires as an expression of raw carnal essence. In their work, Palermo confronts the norms and acceptable levels of gender and sexual expression. They break down and rebuild systems and structures both conceptually and visually, emboldening the viewer to own their nuanced narratives, their bodies, their voices, and their sexuality.

Diana Palermo is a visual artist who works primarily in printmaking, fiber, and photo processes. They received their BFA in crafts with a concentration in fiber media in 2010 from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. They also received their MA in Art Education in 2013 from Kean University. Palermo was recently accepted as a candidate for the MFA program at Columbia University. They have shown their work internationally at galleries and museums most notably the Newark Museum and Montclair Art Museum. They have had their works published in books and magazines including The Pattern Base. They currently hold a residency at Index Art Center in Newark, NJ and have been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center.