August 6th – October 1st, 2021
Artist Reception: Friday, September 10th, 6-8pm (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID SURGE)
Note: Masks are mandatory and vaccination required to visit in person. Thank you being vaccinated and doing your part in ending this pandemic as soon as possible!
The Great River of the West
Beginning in 2013, and working with an antique eight-by-ten, large format camera, Robbie McClaran has been photographing along the entire 1250-mile length of the Columbia River, from its source in British Columbia to its confluence with the Pacific Ocean. “The Great River of the West”, explores the River’s current cultural and economic landscape as well as environmental alterations. The photographs serve as an 21st century archive of the landscape and communities along the River, with an eye towards its significance in the history of the Pacific Northwest and North America.
Robbie McClaran is a documentary and fine art photographer whose work focuses on the American people and landscape. His work has been widely exhibited and published, appearing in numerous magazines throughout the world.
Robbie’s work is held in several private and public collections including The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Portland Art Museum, and New Orleans Museum of Art.
This project has been generously supported by grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Ford Family Foundation and the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC).