Some highlights this week:
Jim Lommasson's show 'What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization' ends on Saturday April 14th. It is currently up at the Washington County Museum - Print Arts Northwest. The series is a documentation of items (photos, books, jewelry, flags) that people fleeing Iraq brought with them juxtaposed with the handwritten notations of the people, resulting in a both elegant and dark compilation of personal accounts. If you can't make it in person (but you should!), more information is here.
On Thursday, April 12, the Oregon Historical Society is opening an exhibit of photography shot by Marian Wood Kolisch, a renowned Oregon portrait photographer who worked with Ansel Adams. For 30 years, she photographed many of Oregon's notable citizens in their own environments, including director Gus Van Sant (at right). More information here!
On Saturday, April 14th, 6-9pm, LightBox Photographic Gallery is having a reception for artists included in the 'PDX Photo Month Exhibit', which was organized in appreciation of the great talent in Portland's photographic community. If you can't make it to the reception, take a field trip to Astoria at some point this month to see the show - a great representation of Portland's finest in one room. If you can't make the field trip (but you should!), images can be seen here.
Other exhibits to check out: Frank Lavelle (images of the Holy Week processions in Sicily) at Camerawork Gallery, Beth Kerschen & Jerri Bartholomew (each respectively using 'solar plate intaglio' and 'photographic/mixed media collage') at Guardino Gallery, and Portland photographer Tatiana Wills (beautiful color images of American icons and artists) at pushdot studio.
As always, check the Portland Photo Month website for details and additional happenings!
Image of Gus Van Sant by Marian Wood Kolisch