Women in the Landscape

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On view: August 7 – September 26, 2015
See below for related events.

Participating artists:

Jessica Auer
Jennifer Colten
Lauren Henkin
Dawn Roe

Organized by Lauren Henkin

The group exhibition Women in the Landscape was born out of a series of conversations between contemporary women landscape photographers on the online arts journal Tilted Arc. The purpose of the conversations – and this exhibition – is to bring attention to women photographers working in a genre of the medium populated primarily by men.

Having started as a genre predominantly practiced by men, contemporary women photographers are offering an increasingly important perspective on our engagement with nature. Women in the Landscape presents the work of four such artists. Their work spans a range of ideas from an index of humankind’s discarded fragments (Jennifer Colten) to inconsistencies between experienced and recorded time (Dawn Roe) to the study of cultural sites and how they connect place, journey and cultural experience (Jessica Auer) to the tension between preservation and extinction (Lauren Henkin).

Related Events:

Opening Reception: Friday, August 7, 6 – 9pm
Lecture: Women, Gardens, and Modern Landscape Architecture by Thaisa Way, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington: Thursday, September 17, 7 – 8pm
Women in the Landscape artists panel discussion: Saturday, September 26, 4-5:30pm

Related Classes:

On Location: The Garden at Twilight: August 9 & August 13. Instructor: Zeb Andrews.

Finding Beauty: Themes in the Traditional landscape: September 13, September 20, October 4. Instructor: Ray Bidegain

Images [L-R]: Jennifer Colten; Jessica Auer; Lauren Henkin; Dawn Roe

Also on view: 

UNEARTHED: Hand Colored Slides of Early Twentieth-Century Portland Gardens from the Oregon Historical Society

Visitor information:

Newspace Center for Photography is located at 1632 10th Ave, Portland, OR.

Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00am-9:30pm; Friday – Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm.

Generous support provided by:

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