April 12, 2014 through May 06, 2014

Jim Leisy • Matter, Light, Spin

In memory and in honor of Jim.

Opening April 12, 2014, 6-9pm, with the PDX PhotoMonth Exhibit

Jim Leisy, a long time friend and supporter of the gallery and a highly valued and loved member of the Portland photo community, passed away recently. The gallery exhibits work from his latest and as yet unreleased series of photographs, “Matter, Light, Spin”.

“ ‘Matter, Light, Spin’ is an ongoing project, I keep things open ended, it makes life/work exciting. ‘Matter, Light, Spin’ is a portfolio consisting of night sky photographs that create new patterns, or configurations, of celestial objects. All work is achieved in-camera on film. Each photograph is the result of multiple exposures made on a single frame. Camera position adjustments for each exposure leverage the spin of earth. The work moves from images anchored with earthbound structures to increasingly abstracted views of the stars.” ~ JIm Leisy

Jim Leisy was a photographer, photography activist, publisher and founding board member of the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council. Jim will be remembered and missed dearly by all who knew him, a friend to all, he was a truly kind and talented man.
In his memory, please consider a donation to the Portland Art Museum Photo Council, Chamber Music Northwest or Bethel College.

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