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“American Soldier”, curated by April Watson, January 23-June 21, 2015.

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Twenty-seven artists explore the idea of the portrait as it exists in contemporary photography in Sitter. The convergence of conceptual artists and social documentarians in the exhibition yields work that carefully balances aesthetics, political ideas, and the essence of identity to frame important social issues in a contemporary manner.

“Sitter”, curated by Michael Goodson & Shannon Benine, January 23-March 25, 2015.

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This “Soldier and Citizen” book joins with 39 other terrific books of photographers who have exhibited at the Blue Sky Gallery over the last 40 years.

Order online.

http://portlandartmuseum.org/exhibitions/blue-sky/

“The Oregon Center for The Photographic Arts at 40″, curated by Julia Dolan, October 18, 2014-January 11, 2015.

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“The Female Gaze”, Haverford College, October 24-Decembeer 6, 2014.

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Over the past decade our society has been driven by emotions. Reason has been relegated into a secondary role. In the Emotions exhibition sixteen artists confront the viewer with very strong emotions. Some of the works provoke us or force us to take a stand. Other works are a reflection of the human condition.Sadness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise or happiness take center stage in the works of:

Bas Jan Ader · Halil Altindere · Lars Arrhenius · Robert Arnold · Yael Bartana · Vaast Colson · Berlinde DeBruyckere · Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys · Koen Hauser · Mathilde ter Heijne · Meiro Koizumi · Erwin Olaf · Suzanne Opton · Adriaan van der Ploeg · Bill Viola · Andy Wauman

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Photo by Bill Viola

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I’m so pleased to announce my exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins in Chelsea May 16 – June 28, 2014

The exhibition has been extended until July 18, 2014

Address: 530 west 22nd street – NYC 10011

 

 

Aspects of the Self: Portraits of Our Times,” group show at the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, March 21 to April 27, 2014

Photographic Portraits: Invitation to Stare,” group show at the Akron Art Museum, on view until June 1, 2014

Affekte (Affects),” group show at the Kunstpalais in Erlagen, Germany, April 4 to August 6, 2014

 

 

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Suzanne Opton’s Soldier/Many Wars was selected for inclusion in The Photobook: A History Volume III by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. You can order the book here.

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Installation of Soldier + Citizen photographs

The Linfield Gallery at Linfield College in McMinville, Oregon is exhibiting my entire war series consisting of Soldier, Many Wars and Soldier + Citizen.  Also included is the video. “I Can’t Forget What I Know,” and an audio collage of veteran’s voices.  The college is located in the beautiful Oregon wine country, great little restaurants, fabulous wine, and abundant photo-ops.

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My GREAT nephew Owen (aka Tree Stump) came to the opening.

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