Aaron Johanson
The Biopsy Revisited
January 14 – February 6
During the month of January, we welcome the photography of Aaron Johanson who brings 20 stunning black and white prints that he created in his Portland studio. Johanson worked as a photographer for a Japanese publishing firm and also as a freelance photographer in Japan for several years before opening his own studio here in his native Oregon. In this body of work, Johanson demonstrates his deft use of lighting and traditional printing techniques to produce a beautiful and unusual depiction of plant life. By isolating his subject matter and stripping it down to its bare essentials, Johanson lets us appreciate natural form through the inherent beauty of large format, traditional black and white film photography. Aaron Johanson will be available to answer questions about his work from 5 – 8 pm. The exhibition will remain on view through February 6th.