Launch Pad Gallery: Featuring the work of local emerging artists.

Photographs: Pictures that Came from My Camera

Enlarged Polaroids by Jeremy Pelley & Julia Blackburn

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Empty places.
Desolate landscapes.
Sparse nothingness.

It’s hard to look at this stuff. Actually, the human eye can’t focus on things that aren’t moving–rather, the eye itself has to move in order to detect motionless objects. This phenomenon is what drove the imagery we created for this show. We weren’t so much interested in what was there. Instead, we turned our cameras to the empty places and desolate landscapes all around us that do their best to evade our sight. What emerged from our cameras were simple color fields and sparse minimal dreamscapes.

about the artists

julia blackburn
Minnesotan. Lentil eater. Hat wearer. Pile maker. Bird listener. Art director.
Thing collector. Leaf licker. Fast walker. Toe tapper. Bad drawer. Germ fearer. Whiskey lover. Truth teller. Stitcher. Controller. Wanderer. Photographer.

jeremy pelley
born and raised in the expansive emptiness of west texas, jeremy learned to make the most out of nothing at an early age. he prefers the clack and smatter of an age-old typewriter over the technical prowess of the computer, but shies away from neither. while he doesnt like the term artist, he does like to make stuff that has no practical value whatsoever out of stuff he has lying around, and he has a vast collection of old film cameras that he loves to point at all of the lovely things around him.

Read the Oregonian Review HERE!! It’s 2/3 of the way down the page under “Languid Summer Days”

Selected Pieces

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