Current Photography: New Directions
Featured will be work by Holly Andres, Blake Andrews, Amy Archer,
Daniel Barron, Liz Haley, Mark Hooper, Tamara Lischka,
and Grace Weston.
October 31 – December 1, 2006
Reception: Wednesday, November 1, 4–7 p.m.
WHERE: Archer Gallery, Penguin Student Union Building
Ft. Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 992-2246 or www.clark.edu
Tuesday–Thursday 9 am–8 pm
Friday 9 am–4 pm
Saturday and Sunday 1–5 pm
The Archer Gallery presents an overview of contemporary photography in the Northwest
in a group exhibition
featuring work by eight regional artists: Holly Andres, Blake Andrews, Amy Archer,
Daniel Barron, Liz Haley, Mark Hooper,
Tamara Lischka, and Grace Weston. Exploring the expanding conceptual and technical
boundaries of the medium, while
acknowledging the historical context of their work, each artist demonstrates their
unique approach to the medium.
Each of the eight artists exhibiting
in Current Photography: New Directions has an extensive exhibition
history in the region.
|Holly Andres approaches her work in a multi-disciplinary manner–working in film, photograph, and
installation. Recently exhibited in the 2006 Biennial at the Portland Art Museum,
Andres will be showing work from her narrative photo series reflecting on history
Grace Weston's photography combines humor, wit, and psychological tension in her staged vignettes
of fabricated and found props and sets. Strong color and manipulated lighting enhance
the theatrical narrative and fantasy of her work. Weston exhibits extensively in the
region and was awarded an Individual Artist's Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission
Blake Andrews is a current participant in the Portland Grid
Project. While attracted by the connection to reality inherent in
photography, Andrew's transforms the external realities of his observations
into black and white abstractions using slow shutter speeds on moving
Amy Archer is represented in Portland by the Augen Gallery
and has shown her work on the East and West coasts. In this exhibition,
Archer will be represented by a series of large works in which the
artist multiplies a single image into a grid composition of repetitive
complexity and beauty.
Daniel Barron has had two recent presentations in the area
at Pushdot Gallery, Portland, OR in March 2006; and Guestroom Galley,
Grey Area, in June 2006. Barron's large scale work uses photo based
abstraction to address the uncertainty and emotions raised by the
technological advances and realities of our era.
Liz Haley is a multi-disciplinary artist using photography,
collage, sound, and video to explore issues of isolation and loneliness.
Presenting new triptychs in the Archer exhibition, Haley's photographic
work incorporates images encountered in 70's magazine ads and corporate
Mark Hooper is represented in this exhibition with work from
his recent series "Lewis and Clark: Quantifying Nature." Using the
journey of Lewis and Clark as a metaphor to address the human need
to understand and measure our surroundings, Hooper's photography
was recently exhibited in the 2006 Biennial at the Portland Art
Tamara Lischka's beautifully toned black and white photographs
reference the natural still-life tradition of photography, yet her
studies of marine life cradled in the human hand delve further into
psychological query than her historical antecedents. Lischka most
recently exhibited in the Whatcom Museum of History and Art exhibition,
Contrasting Objectives: Fifteen Pacific Northwest Photographers,
Bellingham, WA; and Pushdot Gallery, Portland, OR.
Additional information about this show is available on the PortlandArt Web site.
information please contact Marjorie Hirsch, Archer Gallery Director (360)