Portland Art Museum Photography Council presents: Robert Tomlinson

by | Apr 18, 2016 | Community

Lost at See: Photographs by Robert Tomlinson

From the artist:

I will be presenting images from a recent curatorial effort, Black & White & Read, along with examples of my work from a variety of series over the past two years.  I will present my work within the context of the following several questions that I’ve been addressing that will illuminate my current concerns in the studio;

What is the most expansive way of using of a photograph in a creative process?

What is the current relationship between photography and the other “fine arts”, as it pertains to intention / intuition and text / image?

How does the creative process engage one’s imagination?

What are the “right” questions and how does one formulate them?

How does “knowing” undermine the importance of “not-knowing?

Robert Tomlinson is an artist, curator and teacher.  In 2011 he co-founded 13 Hats, a group of artists and writers that engaged in collaborative projects for two years. In 2014, he co-founded and was the first board president for Ash Creek Arts Center in Independence, OR. He is also the co-founder and co-editor, with his wife, Margaret, of Picture Sentence, a quarterly arts and literary journal focused primarily on activities in the Pacific Northwest.  His has curated and installed over 100 exhibitions and, until recently was, an active participant in the Blue Sky Gallery exhibitions committee.

About the Brown Bag Lunch Talks

The Brown Bag Lecture Talk series is a presentation of the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council and is generously sponsored by Pro Photo Supply.

Lecture by: Robert Tomlinson

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 20, Noon –1 p.m.

Location: Miller Gallery in the Mark building

Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

www.portlandartmuseum.org / 503 226 2811

Cost: Free to the public.  (People are welcome to bring their lunch.)

About the Photography Council

The Portland Art Museum Photography Council offers its members unique opportunities to learn more about the history of photography with Julia Dolan, Ph.D., the Museum’s Minor White Curator of Photography. Council membership dues support the acquisition of photographs for the permanent collection. The members’ annual print share meeting, private tours with Dr. Dolan, an annual art acquisition meeting, and special invitations to lectures by renowned photographers are just some of the benefits of Council membership.

The Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s Brown Lunch Talk series, conceived in 2009 by Past Council President Jim Leisy as a means of introducing the Portland photography community to the wealth of talent and creative energy in our region, has become one of the Council’s most popular public events. Since its inception, the BBLT has offered over sixty monthly presentations by regional and visiting photographer/artists that are free and open to everyone interested in photographic arts and process.

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