Kirk Jones

by geoffdorn on August 13, 2014

All of these images are from Marin County, CA. Marin is in the California Floristic Province, a zone of extremely high biodiversity. There are various micro climates and ecosystems, as well as a large variety of trees – from Coastal Redwoods to large stands of live and dead Oak, Acacia, Madrone and more.
Using a Gigapan panoramic device, these images are comprised of anywhere between 40 and 100 individual images stitched together to create 1 composite image. I’ve tried to bend reality by positioning myself as close as possible to the trees so that the perspective is distorted and creates a more dreamlike image. All of the images are on archival 120 GSM matt paper.

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Tom Bennett ~ Moonlight Lens

by geoffdorn on June 25, 2014

Taking long-exposure into the night, I have pursued the technique of light painting, which is accomplished by using colored light in front of an open shutter. All effects you see in the images were done in-camera, with minimal after-processing in a computer. Stars move in the sky, and streetlights and other distractions happen at the fringes of the frame.
These shots get to the dark and sometimes forgotten places, mostly in the industrial valleys and deserts of California, where lost dreams and cracked concrete survive among the dry weeds.
In so many ways, California has been very generous to me. Growing up there among the pastures and dry hillsides, I remember days that lasted forever, swimming the the family pool, or sliding down the wild oat hillsides on lettuce boxes. Those hills are gone under houses now.
California gives and gives, and receives our discarded lives into it’s forever spaces. For more images, take a look at http://www.objectify.org

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Mona Jones Cordell – WILDLIFE ART EXHIBIT

April 29, 2014

Mona Jones Cordell has had a life-long affair with the animals who share this planet with us. This body of work reflects her passion, respect and understanding of how we are connected to animals and how we need the contributions they make to create a healthy habitat for all.

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Portland2014 – Personal Libraries Library

February 11, 2014

The Best Art Gallery in Portland is proud to be serving as a venue for Portland2014, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center’s biennial exhibition celebrating artists who are defining and advancing contemporary art practices. On view will be Personal Libraries Library Abra Ancliffe, founder and librarian of Personal Libraries Library, is currently assistant professor in Printmaking at [...]

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FUGUE

September 11, 2013

Evelyn Aguilar Samir Bernárdez Jorge Luis Bradshaw Adrian Curbelo Rolando González Yeremy Guerra Luis E. López-Chávez FUGUE is a group exhibition organized by students at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, Cuba in collaboration with Lewis & Clark College. “Unlike musical composition, in which the theme is presented in the first moment, in [...]

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Harrison Higgs “Digital Pictures”

June 19, 2013

Opening Thursday June 27, 5-8 PM Harrison Higgs: “Digital Pictures” My work is rooted in the world of objects, and the materials of which they are born. This makes many aspects of life of interest to me—industrial manufacturing, visual display, stage design, the projected image… Digital Pictures acknowledges the virtual nature of the photographic image [...]

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Walking Across the Pacific

May 16, 2013

  “Walking Across the Pacific” As part of Open Engagement 2013 please join us for the artists’ talk and reception Monday May 20th from 5:00 – 7:30 at The Best Art Gallery in Portland, 1468 NE Alberta St. On June 6, 2012 the Misawa pier arrived on the Oregon coast. Although this gigantic debris floated for over [...]

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Seed to Supper

April 1, 2013

Opening, Saturday April 6th at 5:00 pm For 5 months this summer I spent time with three local farmers that produce goods for local farmers’ markets, local restaurants and Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA’s). Carrie Sendak, Mama Tee’s Farm, worked backyards and smaller plots around NE Portland and SE Portland while Ted and Laura, Split River Growers, and Grey Horton from [...]

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Green & Gold: A Tribute to the Portland Timbers

February 27, 2013

The Portland Timbers, in conjunction with Alberta Main Street and Art on Alberta, will unveil their new 2013 primary and secondary jerseys on Last Thursday, February 28, 2013. The unveiling will feature an art exhibition, with Timbers inspired art at Alberta Street galleries. Nationally, 12 Major League Soccer teams are unveiling new jerseys in February [...]

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J.H.Prescott “Fur Art”

February 14, 2013

In the digital age we are bombarded with images and virtual representations so we crave the tactile and real.  My fur art is meant to be touched and interacted with by the viewer, recalling the fascination of youth, perhaps creating lanes for matchboxes on the carpet, or writing on fogged-over windows.  Bright colors excite and [...]

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