Depth of Field: Selections from the Bill Rhoades Collection of Northwest Photography
January 4 – April 23, 2022
Study Gallery and Print Study Center
For the past twenty-four years, collector Bill Rhoades of Madras, Oregon, has donated hundreds of examples of Northwest art to the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, including paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, and Native American art. In recent years, Rhoades has turned his attention almost exclusively to photography.
Organized by curator Jonathan Bucci, the exhibition will present a range of Northwest photographs donated by Rhoades over the past few years, including works by Robert Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Jim Lommasson, Mary Randlett, and Terry Toedtemeier, among many others.
As a special feature, the exhibition will be accompanied by a brochure with an essay on Rhoades and the collection by professor emeritus of art history Roger Hull. Hull, originally trained as a photo historian, has known Rhoades for twenty-five years.
Depth of Field: Selections from the Bill Rhoades Collection of Northwest Photography has been supported in parts by funds from the HFMA Exhibition Fund, by advertising support from The Oregonian/Oregon Live; and by general operating support grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.