MAUDE KERNS ART CENTER

Bringing Art to Life

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone:
541.345.1571
Fax:
541.345.6248

E-mail:
staff@mkartcenter.org


Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday (when exhibits are on display): 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery Admission:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family

CURRENT EXHIBIT:

IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT:
INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY

Maude Kerns Art Center Presents

In a Different Light: Infrared Photography
Paul Barden, Rich Bergeman, Phil Coleman,
Jack Larson, & Sandi O’Brien


Exhibit Dates:
February 23 - March 23

Opening Reception:
Friday, February 23, 6 - 8pm

The Art Center is thrilled to present “In a Different Light,” featuring the work of five Willamette Valley photographers - Paul Barden, Rich Bergeman, Philip Coleman, Jack Larson, and Sandi O’Brien - who create landscape and architectural images using infrared photography.

Infrared photography captures the world in a way that is not visible to the naked eye. Although the wavelengths of infrared light are above the range that can be registered by the human eye, these wavelengths can be recorded with special black-and-white films or with converted digital imaging sensors. Plants, people, and animals reflect more infrared light than inorganic materials like water, rocks, and sky. As Rich Bergeman explains: “Infrared photography reflects a world quite different from what we’re used to seeing – at times creating surreal, dream-like images, and in other cases injecting a more subtle shift in tonalities.”

Rich Bergeman, also from Corvallis, exhibited his work at the Maude Kerns Art Center in 2011. He has been a fine art photographer for 30 years and has an extensive exhibition history throughout Oregon. Bergeman photographs abandoned homesteads, ghost towns, and places on the verge of disappearing.

Corvallis artist Paul Barden has been working with infrared-sensitive films since the early 1980s. He particularly enjoys photographing the natural landscape. Barden comments: “Human vision makes use of just a tiny fraction of the light radiation spectrum. There is so much more happening in our Universe for which we must invent technology to ‘see.’”

Philomath photographer Philip Coleman, who was trained as a scientist, takes pleasure in capturing the subtleties of both the natural and human-made world through his photographs. Having started with film photography many years ago, he now enjoys the extra control offered by digital cameras and the digital darkroom.

Corvallis artist Jack Larson has used the medium of photography to express his experiences in artistic form. Long attracted to the look of infrared photography, he says that his objective is more to express what he feels than what he actually sees.

Eugene photographer Sandi O’Brien, who has shown her work locally, has become enamored of infrared photography in recent years because of the magical quality it presents. She uses infrared film and digital infrared in her photos and appreciates the distinct qualities of each.

The public is invited to an Artists’ Talk in conjunction with “In a Different Light” on Thursday, March 8, from 6 – 7:30 pm at the Art Center.

MEMBERS GALLERY & GIFT SHOP

The Maude Kerns Art Center has a gift shop featuring members' artwork in all mediums. Come visit!

Thinking about new art for your home or office? Looking for some great gift ideas?

The Art Center’s Member’s Gallery and Gift Shop offers one-of-a-kind paintings, drawings, ceramics, prints, photography, fiber, mixed media, cards, calendars and so much more from featured member artists.

Purchases made help support local artists and your nonprofit community Art Center!

See something you like? Artwork can be purchased over the phone (541-345-1571).

 

Questions? Call 541-345-1571 or email exhibits@mkartcenter.org

UPCOMING EXHIBITS


2018 EXHIBITS SCHEDULE

Annual Jello Art Show

One day only, with music by the Radar Angels:
Saturday, March 31, 5 - 8pm

Maude I. Kerns

Reception:
Friday, April 13, 6 - 8pm

Exhibit Dates:
April 13 – May 11

PAST EXHIBITS

2018

A CONVERGENCE OF ELEMENTS & INTERSECTIONS

2017

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

BATHERS & BOATS

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

ON THE ROAD

BEYOND LANGUAGE & UNSPOKEN

SHIFTS: THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

2016

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

EVOKING NARRATIVES

COMMITMENT TO VISION: PHOTOGRAPHY AT OREGON

OBJECT / FORM

PRINT PERSPECTIVES

MOMENTS IN TIME

2015

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

word & image

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

AFRICAN ROOTS

JELLO SHOW

IN SEARCH OF...

A COLOR RUNS THROUGH IT

2014

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

NATURAL INTERPLAY

IN THE MOMENT

MIKE VAN: A RETROSPECTIVE

JELLO SHOW

NAKEDNESS OF THE SUBJECT

LIFE DECONSTRUCTED

2013

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

land • scape

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

JELLO SHOW

PERSONA

CURIOUS TEMPTATIONS

CONTACT US

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone: 541.345.1571

E-mail: staff@mkartcenter.org

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday (when exhibits are on display): 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery Admission:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family