Opening Reception: David Hilliard And Christopher Rauschenberg

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Opening Reception: David Hilliard And Christopher Rauschenberg
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Elizabeth Leach Gallery says
In honor of Portland’s annual focus on photography in April, Elizabeth Leach Gallery will present 'Our Nature' by David Hilliard and 'On African Time (Pictures from Tanzania)' by Christopher Rauschenberg.

David Hilliard’s photographic work strikes a delicate balance between the autobiographical and fictional. In 'Our Nature', Hilliard explores concepts of masculinity and identity while investigating the thread that ties all of his work together. Hilliard masterfully uses the lush natural or domestic environments around his subjects reaching the core of their individual personality and in so doing he allows the viewer to understand something about human nature and themselves. Using these elements in his work, Hilliard seeks out the universal human desire for comfort, solace, and personal connection.
Hilliard received an MFA from Yale University and has won a Fulbright scholarship and a Guggenheim fellowship. His work is in public collections such as the Art institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Los Angeles County Museum (Los Angeles, CA) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY).

Inspired by a recent trip to Zanzibar, an island off the coast of Tanzania, Christopher Rauschenberg continues his passionate persuit to document the everyday. Rauschenberg’s quietly scintillating compositions draw the viewer into an environment that allows for greater investigation and contemplation. Based in Portland, Oregon, Rauschenberg received his BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. His work has been exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA), the Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL), the International Center of Photography (New York, NY), and the George Eastman House (Rochester, NY) among many other major institutions. An exceptionally active leader in the Northwest arts community, he has taught at Marylhurst College in Lake Oswego, Oregon for many years and cofounded both Nine Gallery and the photography nonprofit Blue Sky Gallery.
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By: Elizabeth Leach Gallery

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