Artist Talk: Dan Powell

Sat, 11/18/2023 - 2:00pm

Photographer Dan Powell will present an illustrated talk about his career and his recent book, Scene Shifting: Photographs from Left of Iowa. The book features 101 black and white duotone images featured in this compelling volume are mostly from large format negatives (8x10 and 4x5). They highlight a particular period in Powell’s art practice, the 1980s and 90s, when he photographed in the high desert country of Oregon and Washington, as well as in Nevada, California, Arizona, Idaho, and Utah. Several images from the Midwest mark his graduate school experience and first teaching position, before he migrated back to the West to teach photography at the University of Oregon. Booksigning to follow.

Dan Powell is professor emeritus of art and photography at University of Oregon. His various works in photography have been exhibited widely in museums and galleries in the United States and internationally, including the Royal College of Art, London; the Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; and the Friends of Photography, Carmel, California.