PORTLAND, OR.- The Guestroom Gallery at Murdoch Collections presents Figures in the Landscape, an exhibition of photography curated by Portland photography dealer and fine art appraiser Jennifer Stoots. The opening celebration will be held the first Thursday of the month on April 2nd from 6 to 9 pm at 2219 NW Raleigh Street in Portland.
Figures in the Landscape is an exhibition of photography focusing on the work of luminaries for whom the Northwest is/was significant to their lives & careers. Images included span the 20th Century and touch on the theme of the figure (or figures) in the natural or urban environment. Artists in the show who where born in Oregon or Washington include Imogen Cunningham (Portland, OR), Al Monner (Portland, OR), Lee Friedlander (Aberdeen, WA), Terry Toedtemeier (Portland, OR) and Suzanne Opton (Portland, OR). In addition, photographers who have lived and worked in the Northwest are also featured, such as Edward S. Curtis, Ray Atkeson, Minor White, Robert Adams, Stu Levy and David Taylor.
About the curator: Jennifer Stoots is a private dealer, handling early and mid-century photographers as well as a select number of contemporary artists. In addition Ms. Stoots is a fine art appraiser specializing in photography. Ms. Stoots has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Oregon and her credentials for appraising were acquired from New York University's Appraisal Studies Program for Fine & Decorative Arts (2002). She has been working in the museum and gallery industry since 1995 and in the photography market since 1998.
About the venue: Guestroom Gallery opened its doors in January 2006. Marilyn Murdoch, the gallery's proprietor, established a program of inviting guest curators the opportunity to assemble extraordinary exhibits to supplement Portland's vital arts scene. Curatorial invitations are extended to some of Portland's most well-known artists, collectors, curators and fellow gallerists.