Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape
Curated by Laura Valenti Jelen
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
November 8, 2014 – May 17, 2015
Bobby Abrahamson, Jody Ake, Steven Beckly, Susan Bein, Chris Bennett, Joseph Glasgow, Thomas Homolya, Christine Laptuta, Stu Levy, Raymond Meeks
Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape brings together an impressive collection of artists currently working to capture and interpret the landscape of Oregon through the medium of photography. The dramatic beauty of this region’s landscapes has inspired generations of artists, and these contemporary photographers carry forward the innately human aspiration to depict the relationship between their own existence and nature’s elegance. This exhibition will feature the stirring works of ten contemporary landscape photographers and draw from the Oregon Historical Society’s extensive collections to foster a contextual examination of the land, its people, and the artists’ negotiation of that duality.