(de)Constructed: Forming New Photographic Realities
Curated by Wolff Gallery
On View January 8 – January 29, 2016
Opening Reception Friday, January 8, 2016 5 – 7 p.m.
Port City Gallery
2156 N Williams Ave
Portland OR 97227
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
Port City Gallery & Wolff Gallery present an exhibition of photographic work by Jamila Clarke and Annie Oldenburg. Created using a combination of practical and digital effects, the works on display represent a deliberately generative manipulation of image. The compelling visual narratives that unfold within each print are only obtainable through skilled alteration and a desire to push beyond the limits of the camera as a tool, photography as a medium and the natural world as an objective reality. Guest curated by Shannon O’Connor and Zemie Barr of Wolff Gallery, the exhibition seeks to present the constructed image as a unique mode of communication and as a portal to new possibilities.
About the Artists
Jamila Clarke is a fine art photographer whose focus is conceptual portraiture. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She studied Studio Art with a focus in Fine Art Photography/Digital Video at Oberlin College. Her work uses practical effects and digital postprocessing to stretch the truth to explore things that are experienced internally and usually unseen. Her work has been featured in various galleries and publications around the United States. More of her work can be seen at www.jamilaclarke.com/photo.
Annie Oldenburg is a conceptual artist working with the medium of photography to explore landscape, nature, and ecology. Oldenburg received her BA in Studio Arts from the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay and her MFA in Visual Studies from the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She currently resides in Chicagoland where she actively creates art while teaching photography at Carthage College. To see more of Annie’s work, please visit her website www.anniethingart.com.
About Port City Gallery
Port City Gallery is a multi-functional artspace in NE Portland. Operating as part of ProjectGrow, the space regularly exhibits multi-disciplinary work from local, national and international artists in an effort to integrate work of practicing contemporary artists into the ProjectGrow program. Artists are also invited to host workshops with ProjectGrow artists to further explore their practice in a collaborative, experiential manner. Port City Gallery is open to the public between 9AM – 4PM with workshops often taking place during operating studio hours.
ProjectGrow is one of many programs of Albertina Kerr. Albertina Kerr strengthens Oregon families and communities by helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives.