Art Through the Lens Exhibition / Oregon Contemporary Photographer

Persistence by Oregon Fine Art Photographer Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton (a photographic print sitting on top of an unmade bed)

Persistence, 2015

As an Oregon contemporary¬†photographer and fairly new mom, I’ve enjoyed diving deep into a new personal photographic project entitled, “Evoking Memory.” I was excited to hear that one of the photographs from this ongoing photography series was accepted into a juried group exhibition entitled¬†Art Through The Lens. The exhibition¬†will be held at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky from June 20 – August 1, 2015.

Although I wish I could attend the reception and see the other work that is included in this group show, a trip to Kentucky is not in the cards for me at the moment. I would love to hear feedback about this particular project. This will be the first time the photograph will be included in an exhibition. It is also the first photograph from the series that I have had printed.

The print is so different than the digital image. And, the sizing I chose (36 inches wide by 24 inches high) makes it larger than life which has its own power as well.

I’m just glad that the work is getting out there for others to have a look. Here’s to hoping this leads to more exhibitions for this series of work. I have a few more applications in the ether that I’m waiting to hear back on. Let’s see if we can get this photograph shown in another part of the United States! That would be so fun if she traveled around to exhibition after exhibition. It would be so neat to hear about the different reactions from different folks in different states.

Wish me luck!

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