Christopher Rauschenberg's new show Looking at India

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Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Christopher Rauschenberg about his new show Looking at India

On Tuesday January 5, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Christopher Rauschenberg about his new show Looking at India which is at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery from January 7 to 30, 2021. Rauschenberg talks about his January 2020 trip from north to south in India, printing off 1,000 snaps at Walgreens, making composite photos digitally, what he looks for and away from in a tourist site, and what the act of paying attention means to him.

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LOOKING AT INDIA

January 7 - 30, 2021

Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present new photographs by Christopher Rauschenberg that feature dynamic combinations of a single image and multi-image pictures of archways, buildings, and temples taken during the artist's travels through India in early 2020. Rauschenberg's pictures are inspired by a lifelong commitment to observation. His intuitive photographs transmit the sensory experience of being there through imagery that suggests quiet contemplation or active wonderment, and this new India series communicates a sense of solitude that allows space for one's own reflections.

Multi-image, panoramic constructions provide an immersive experience, transporting the viewer to locations in India bathed in bright, warm sunlight. Whether the focus is the majestic grandeur of the Taj Mahal, exquisitely mundane details of street scenes, or unexpected juxtapositions, the artist suggests that all of them are equally deserving of our attention. Rauschenberg's pictures satisfy our collective desire for escape or wanderlust and reiterate the notion that the act of real looking can still surprise and delight.

Christopher Rauschenberg has been exhibiting with Elizabeth Leach Gallery since 1985. He is based in Portland, Oregon and received a BA from Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. His work has been exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA), the Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL), the International Center of Photography (New York, NY), the Getty (Los Angeles, CA) and the George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), among many other major institutions. An exceptionally active leader in the Northwest arts community, Rauschenberg co-founded Nine Gallery and the photography nonprofit Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR).

 

Christopher Rauschenberg has been exhibiting with Elizabeth Leach Gallery since 1985. He is based in Portland, Oregon and received a BA from Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. His work has been exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA), the Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL), the International Center of Photography (New York, NY), the Getty (Los Angeles, CA) and the George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), among many other major institutions. An exceptionally active leader in the Northwest arts community, Rauschenberg co-founded Nine Gallery and the photography nonprofit Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR).

 

Rauschenberg has photographed around the world. His work has been featured in more than a 100 solo shows. He is a co-founder and past president of Photolucida and a co-founder, co-curator, and Board Chairman of Blue Sky Gallery. Examples of Rauschenberg’s work can be found at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

 

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Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune, where he is currently the Business Reporter. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com

josephgallivan@gmail.com

 

This show was recorded on Zoom video conferencing software in Portland on Jan 3, 2021.

 

 

 

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