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Adam Bacher at Pushdot Studio
April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Adam Bacher, Riding the Storm Out – A Blizzard of Ravens
OPEN/CLOSE: April 4th – May 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday April 5th, 6-8 pm
Artist Talk: Friday April 26th, 7:30- 9pm
2505 SE 11th Avenue
Suite 104 (in the Ford Building, enter on Division Street)
Portland, OR 97202
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:30am to 5:00pm, free admission
This February, Ravens flew high in the chaos of a blizzard. An inkblot Rorschach riding the sky in punishing winds. And a photographer ventured freely into the furious storm to record their actions. The snow collected in feet not inches, on the slopes of Mount Hood. Trees turned a cold hue of winter storm white. Winds blew steady at 35, gusting to 60. Snow forget how to fall, accelerated horizontally in the relentless storm.
A blend of synthetic fiber, fleece and feather kept me warm. I was better off not knowing the windchill. Access to the day’s show was all I needed. It had been five years since my first encounter with Ravens, and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate the anniversary.
This project began on whim after bitter winds brought and early end to a mountain ski trip in February 2014. Back in the parking lot I watched a small group of Ravens from the comfort of a warm car and a thermos of hot cocoa. There they were, gliding effortlessly between towering fir trees, not a care in the world. It was enchanting.
I’d never photographed birds before and almost drove home. But something about those Ravens drew me over. I put on snowshoes and walked to them. Did I decide to come to the Ravens, or did they decide to have me come over? I’m still not sure.
Premier Showing – All new work and first edition prints
You may find Adam’s raven work at ConspiracyOfRavens.com