Capturing Power: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection

January 7 – March 15, 2020

Print Study Center

This exhibition was set to close April 26 and closed early due to COVID-19

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Curated from the museum’s extensive collection of regional Northwest art, and the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts archive housed at the museum, this exhibition presents prints and photographs that portray representations of power and power relationships. The influences of power and its impact on our lives have been embedded in the content of artistic exploration since the first artworks were created—depictions of the hunt, objects of worship, and images of gods all relate to power and control. Established by societal structures that inevitably leave some with less and others with more, power can grant status and take it away. This exhibition asks visitors to consider who is empowered and why, as well as how the artworks in the exhibition convey a sense of power – be it political, physical, or psychological.

Featured artists include Holly Andres, Frank Barnett, Helen Blumenstiel, Stella Douglas, Constance Fowler, Carl Hall, Craig Hickman, Betty LaDuke, Jacob Lawrence, Jim Lommasson, V. Maldonado, Henk Pander, Byron Randall, Jim Riswold, Roger Shimomura, Sara Siestreem, Andrew Vincent, Marie Watt, Sean Whonnock and Jeremy Red Star Wolf. 

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Members/VIP Opening Reception
Celebrating: Capturing Power: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Checkmate! Chess Sets from Maryhill Museum of Art, and John Buck: Prints and Sculpture from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Saturday, January 25, 2020  |  6 - 8 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Members and museum invited guests only
Tickets Required

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Financial Support

This exhibition has been supported by general operating support grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.

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Jim Riswold, "Mussolini's Portrait," 2006, digital print, gift of the artist, collection of Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 2006.015.003. Photo: Dale Peterson.

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