Image by Ervin A. Johnson

Ervin A. Johnson: #InHonor

Location: Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Ave.)
Dates: April 6th through 30th
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm
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Blue Sky Gallery will be presenting the work of Ervin A. Johnson, the Photolucida Critical Mass Solo Exhibition winner for 2016. The artist will be in conversation with Portland curator Ashley Stull Meyers on Saturday, April 8th at 3pm. Free admission.

Image: Corey Arnold, Blind Leader, 2015

Corey Arnold: Aleutian Dreams

Location: Charles A. Hartman Fine Art (134 NW 8th Avenue)
Days/Hours: Thursday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday
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Corey Arnold is a photographer and Alaskan commercial fisherman. A graduate of the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Arnold lives and works in Portland, Oregon the nine months of the year that he is not fishing. His work has been exhibited internationally, and his images published in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Artweek, American Photo, Juxtapoz, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, and Outside.

Image: Susan Seubert, Twink

Not a Day Goes By: Images by Susan Seubert

Location: Froelick Gallery (714 NW Davis St.)
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30am – 5:30pm
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Originating as an exploration of suicide, these images seek to illustrate the ultimate moment of choice between being and nothingness. The viewer’s reflection appears in these mirrored surfaces.

Image: Amjad Faur

Amjad Faur: A Scythe Across the Night Sky

Location: PDX Contemporary Art (925 NW Flanders St.)
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday
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An exhibition of Amjad Faur’s opulent, arresting photography that examines ISIS’s ongoing destruction of antiquities and territorial conquest.

Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers

Location: Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Ave.)
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm; First Thursday, 6 – 9pm
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Ten images of the Taos Pueblo by Canadian Photographer Lynne Kelman will be on display in the Blue Sky Viewing Drawers/Oregon Centre for the Photographic Arts from April 2017 to April 2018.

Image by Dru Donovan

Dru Donovan: Basic Poses

Location: Melanie Flood Projects (420 SW Washington St. #310)
Dates: April 8th – May 13th
Days/Hours: Saturdays, 12 – 5pm
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 8th 4 – 7pm
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Melanie Flood Projects is pleased to present two new video works by Dru Donovan.

Christopher Russell: Escape from LA

Location: Upfor Gallery (929 NW Flanders St.)
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
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Russell’s exhibition highlights four projects of hand altered photographs created since 2011 and a selection from his 1996 series Landscape, surreptitiously shot images of public sex.

Image: Corey Arnold, Wake & Sea

Portland Art Museum: Recent Photography Acquisitions + American Photographs

Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave.)
Days/Hours: Tue 10am – 5pm; Wed 10am – 5pm; Thu 10am – 8p, Fri; 10am – 8pm; Sat 10am – 5pm; Sun 10am – 5pm
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Recent Photography Acquisitions: This exhibition of 50+ recent acquisitions, curated by Julia Dolan, Ph.D., spans the history of the medium and demonstrates a striking diversity of artistic approaches by recognized and emerging artists such as Minor White, Barbara Bosworth, and Lucas Foglia.

American Photographs: Works by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Harry Callahan, and Edward Weston, as well as a significant selection of Frank’s photographs from The Americans, reveal the many ways artists used the camera to chart 20th-century society in the United States, from the Great Depression to the Civil Rights era and beyond.

Image by Cristián Ureta

Cristián Ureta: Volviendo a la Tierra

Location: Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Ave.)
Dates: April 6th through 30th
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm
Artist’s Talk: Friday, April 7th, 12pm. Free admission.
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Image: Brendan Fernandes

Dominant Form: Gestures in Recent Photography & Video

Location: Newspace Center for Photography (1632 SE 10th Ave.)
Days/Hours: Monday – Thursday 10am – 10pm; Friday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Opening Reception: First Friday
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Dominant Form is a group exhibition of photography and video that examines physical gestures as reflections of societal structures. Curated by Yaelle Amir.

Image: Philippe Halsman, Marilyn at the Drive-In
Kerry Davis and Anna Daedalus, Bas-Relief

Indexing & Interference

Roll Up Gallery (1715 SE Spokane St.)
Dates: April 7th – 28th
Days/Hours: Friday – Saturday, Noon – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Friday, April 7th 6 – 9pm
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Collaborative artist team Kerry Davis and Anna Daedalus employ photograms and concrete to interrupt current oppressive eco-political narratives.

Ashley Innis, Yet Untitled

Alt Photo Five

Location: 12×16 Gallery (8235 SE 13th Ave., No. 5)
Days/Hours: Thursday – Sunday, Noon – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Friday, April 7th 6 – 9pm
Artists’ Reception: Sunday, April 9th 2 – 4pm
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Five artists working in conceptual photography: Joel W Fisher, Mario Gallucci, Laura Heit, Ashley Innis, Charlie Perez-Tlatenchi.

Image: Christopher Rauschenberg

Christopher Rauschenberg: Poland

Location: Elizabeth Leach Gallery (417 NW 9th Ave.)
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30am – 5:30pm
Opening Reception: April 5th, 6 – 8pm
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Inspired by his travels to Poland in 2016, Christopher Rauschenberg continues his passionate pursuit of documenting the everyday with quietly compelling compositions.

Image: Jamila Clarke, She Wrote Nothing at All (2016 Juror's Award)

PDX 30 at LightBox Photographic

Location: 1045 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5:30pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8th,  6 – 9pm
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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 6th year. Juror: Joni Kabana.

Image: Susan Bein, Salsa Man

Head Games, with a Nod to Arcimboldo

Location: Camerawork Gallery (2255 NW Northrup Street – Peterson Hall/Linfield School of Nursing)
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm; Saturday 9am – 5pm
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 2nd, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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These in-camera double exposures create whimsical, mythological creatures, with a nod to Arcimboldo and an eye to modern times. Heads are filled with things found in Portland, NYC and Paris. Each image contains a puzzle; the mind can see what is filling the head as a thing apart, and then do a little dance to see it as an integrated composite, a new beast, with its own characteristics.

Image: Robert Liles

Robert Liles: Humans on Earth

 Pushdot Studio (2505 SE 11th Ave., Suite 104)
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 7th,  6 – 8pm
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Robert Liles is from Memphis, Tennessee, an area of the South in which color realism arose.  After working in commercial and fashion photography and making prints for Southern artists, Liles concentrated on the art of color photography. Humans and the impact humans have on the world inspire his work.

Image by Steven Seidenberg

Steven Seidenberg

Location: Passages Bookshop (1223 NE MLK Blvd)
Days/Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 to 6:00pm
Closing Reception & Conversation: Saturday, 4/22, 6:00 – 9:00pm
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Passages Bookshop presents an exhibition of photographs from Berlin and Tokyo by San Francisco artist Steven Seidenberg. Seidenberg’s work scrutinizes and celebrates overlooked features of the vernacular urban environment. In extraordinarily detailed large-format digital prints, Seidenberg combines aesthetic rigor and technical finesse with archaeological, philosophical, and poetic concerns. On April 22nd, artist Steven Seidenberg and archaeologist Carolyn White will discuss their collaborative work investigating the organization and inhabitation of contemporary and historic spaces in widely dispersed locales.

Image: Jordan Sullivan

Jordan Sullivan: Death Valley

Location: Ampersand (2916 NE Alberta St)
Days/Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm
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Sullivan’s solo exhibition collects photographs made during repeated visits to California’s Death Valley, furthering his interest in preserving the experience of time and space within landscape.

Image: Cecily Caceu, Afternoon

Taking Pictures: 2017

Location: Black Box Gallery (811 E. Burnside #212)
Days/Hours: Thursday – Friday, 12pm – 4pm
Opening Reception: Friday April 7, 6-8:00pm
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Black Box Gallery is pleased to present an open-themed, juried group show this April.

Image: Rick Stare

Rick Stare: Recent Work

Location: Butters Gallery (157 NE Grand Ave.)
Days/Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday
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Butters Gallery is pleased to feature photographer Rick Stare who captures the world reflected in mountain waters of the Northwest. 

Parting Shots: Minor White’s Images of Portland, 1938-1942

Location: Architectural Heritage Center (701 SE Grand Ave)
Days/Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
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Parting Shots examines nationally renowned 20th-century photographer Minor White, focusing on some of his earliest work when he was in Portland between 1938-1942. White was commissioned to document what amounted to the end of an era for some of the city’s most important early architecture. Working first with the New Deal-sponsored Oregon Art Project, and later the Portland Art Museum, the images White captured of grand-yet-dilapidated Portland buildings are both beautiful and haunting.

Stefan Lesueur “Obscura” & Megan Nanna

Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Hwy)
Dates: April 7th – May 2nd
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 9:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 7th 7 – 9pm
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