TOWN & COUNTRY:
Excerpts From An Oregon Journal
Skulls, Silver Gelatin, 8 "x 12"
Annex Bar, Silver Gelatin, 8" x 12"
Michael Parsons Fine Art
716 S.W. Madison
Portland, OR 97205
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12pm-5pm
Jesus Bus, Silver Gelatin, 8" x 12"
K. B. Dixon is the author of seven novels and one of the Northwest's finest photographers. As a long time observer and participant in the Northwest art scene, here is Dixon's artist statement about the publication of his new book, "Town & Country: Excerpts From An Oregon Journal", and the exhibition of his 28 photographs at our gallery:
"The images included in this exhibition are, as the title suggests, excerpted from a larger ongoing project—from what is basically a photographic journal, a catalogue of unique visual responses, an archive that serves in its own idiosyncratic way as a species of memoir.
My hope has been, as always, to document—to capture and to preserve for myself and others a transient moment of aesthetic pleasure, a sense of the subject, a resonating mix of common and singular experience."
Dixon's previous show at our gallery in February 2016 was the well received portrait exhibition, Face to Face: 32 Oregon Artists.
The Town & Country show includes a total of 28 original black and white 8" x 12" silver gelatin photographic prints, 15 of horizontal orientation and 13 vertical. The limited edition prints are available framed or unframed. An impressive large-format catalog accompanies the show and is available for $35.
Show Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4, 1:30-3:00pm
K. B. Dixon Bio:
K. B. Dixon is the author of seven novels: The Sum of His Syndromes, Andrew (A to Z), A Painter’s Life, The Ingram Interview, The Photo Album, Novel Ideas, and Notes as well as the short story collection, My Desk and I. The recipient of an OAC Individual Artist Fellowship Award, he is the winner of both the Next Generation Indie Book Award and the Eric Hoffer Book Award. Examples of his photographic work may be found in private collections, juried exhibitions, online galleries, and at K.B. Dixon Images, kbdixonimages.com. In 2015 he was selected as a finalist for the Black & White Spider Award in Portraiture.
Photographs by K.B. Dixon
February 1 - 25, 2017
Courthouse, Silver Gelatin, 8" x 12"
Freedom, Silver Gelatin, 8" x 12"
Artist Talk at 2:00pm: Saturday, February 18, Reception from 1:30-3:00pm