The juried exhibition features 72 photographs by 44 artists that interpret the built environment, explore architecture and urbanity, and demonstrate the change and evolution of greater Portland’s cityscape over the last 50+ years. The exhibition will feature images that highlight buildings, streetscapes, neighborhoods, and designed landscapes, including those that have been saved, lost, changed and newly built. Photographs were selected from 238 submissions of images. In addition, there are five historical photographs documenting key buildings from the 1960s and early 1970s.
The Lewis Gallery at Portland Public Library is a large and open gallery that has 75 feet of wall space, a soaring entry, track lighting, and great public visibility. Voted the Portland Phoenix’s Best Non-Gallery Art Space 2013, the Lewis Gallery is a space that attracts visitors and encourages public engagement with art.
The Library’s Cultural Center Team reviews exhibit proposals on a quarterly basis and selects shows based on a goal of attaining a mix of mediums and content for the gallery. Submitting a proposal form does not ensure that a show will be hosted in the Lewis Gallery.