Du skirtingi, savaip įdomus autoriai, Rafaelis Goldhainas iš Kanados ir lietuvis, mūsų fotomenininkų sąjungos narys, Edis Jurčys gyvenantis Portlande kovo 6–30 d. eksponuos savo darbus prestižinėje JAV Portlando Blue Sky galerijoje.
Rafael Goldchain of Toronto - Familial Ground Edis Jurcys of Portland - Thread
Opening reception will be held on First Thursday, March 6th from 6 - 9 pm special artist talk with participants in the Blue Sky Drawers, March 8th, at 3pm
Rafael Goldchain's Familial Ground is an autobiographical exhibition that features digitally altered self-portrait photographs that are detailed reenactments of ancestral figures. It suggests that grounding identity within a familial and cultural history subject to extinction, geographic displacements, and cultural dislocations entails mixing equal measures of fact and imagination. It involves a process of gathering and connecting scattered fragments of past familial history while acknowledging the impossibility of complete retrieval. It attempts to create an illusion of a whole family gathered while underlining its fragmentation and dispersal.
Edis Jurcys' Thread is a compendium of B&W photographs taken over 25 years, in locations ranging from his native Lithuania to his current home, Portland, from Siberia to Seattle, from Tokyo to Rome. He manages to magnify both sacred and trivial things, giving them dignity and respect while capturing honest feelings with his unique perspective. Some of the photographs are mystical, seeing reflections of reflections, as if we lived in the kingdom of mirrors - in a world where images represent images that imagine themselves.
Through the new Blue Sky Drawers project, we have now greatly increased our ability to support regional photographers and provide expanded educational opportunity for the public. The Drawers are designed to house ten prints each by as many as 80 Northwest photographers allowing the public to discover a huge amount of photography at their own pace, in a relaxed, friendly setting. We currently have the work of forty artists, with more arriving daily. The artist talks on Saturday, March 8th will be the first in our series of presentations focusing on the great work being done by our neighbors - photographers throughout Oregon, Washington, Alaska and British Columbia.
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