Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Portraits of Portland's Visual Arts Community

November 18th - December 17, 2010
Artist Talk:
Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 2pm
Evening Reception:
Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 5:30pm to 8pm

Aaron Johanson

Johanson photo

Veteran Portland photographer Aaron Johanson will be exhibiting an extended portrait collection of this region's art community at PCC Sylvania's North View gallery, November 18 through December 17. Featuring over 100 images of artists, curators, writers, dealers and his own family members, this exhibition will elaborate on a portfolio of Johanson's black and white photos recently included in the Marylhurst Art Gym's exhibition, Album--Artist Portraits of Artists. Johanson began his project in the mid-1990s while documenting work in artist's studios. Inspired by the intimacy of the work spaces, Johanson turned his camera on the artists themselves, living with and performing their work—revealing and poignant portraits emerged. The show will include images of Portland's most celebrated art practitioners along with some less recognizable faces. Johanson works with black and white film using traditional darkroom processes. He will be in the Gallery to deliver a talk Thursday, Nov. 18 at 2pm. An evening reception follows from 5:30pm to 8pm.