Current Exhibitions


 

 

Riparian Impressions | Russell Tomlin


June 29–September 24, 2019
Donald R. Dexter, Jr., DMD
2233 Willamette St, Suite B, Eugene

We are moved by what is beautiful, whether that beauty is found or created. We are also moved by what is authentic—true to its character and to our own. The fine art photographer wanders between these poles, seeking to sustain the authenticity of the scene while drawing an emotional response through its interpretation. The images in this collection pursue this dual goal for photography. Each image begins as a capture of a moment in a riparian setting in early morning or early evening light. That capture is then processed—most often quite minimally but sometimes quite extravagantly—to emphasize an emotional interpretation of the original scene. In this way I seek to combine the authenticity of the capture with authentic emotional engagement.

Artist Reception: Saturday, June 29th, 2019 1-3PM
 

 


 

 

Raised in Light | Sunny Selby Johnston


June 29–September 24, 2019
Donald R. Dexter, Jr., DMD
2233 Willamette St, Suite B, Eugene

I learned to shoot from my father. He taught me the stops and tools of this trade. He invented the rule of thirds, or at least, I thought it was his. He taught me how to wait. He gave me light.Raised in Light is a blessed genealogy. It is a photo essay about noticing the effect of this gift. The birthright passed to me, given in turn to my family. In each of these scenes there is a subject, a body, but also a spirit; a ghost even. My father taught me in light and his study I have passed on. These scenes explore the way a family, influenced by a photographer’s gaze, are drawn to focus on and engage with light with a detailed observation. One must hold still to be seen. One must hold still to see.

Artist Reception: Saturday, June 29th, 2019 1-3PM