Artist Interventions

Artist Interventions

Gary Green

David Roberts (Scotland, 1796-1864), "St. Peter's, Looking Back on Rome," 1855, oil on canvas, 12 1/4 x 30 inches. The Berger Collection at the Denver Art Museum, TL-17512

Gary Green’s current love and subject of study is "Looking at Landscapes," and he brings this passion to the PMA, making large-format photographic portraits of people looking at the glorious landscapes on the 3rd floor contemporary salon wall. Green will be using a "view camera," which captures the look of 19th-century photographs and takes long exposures, meant to convey the act of contemplation and the long view on looking. He wants to learn which landscapes interest PMA visitors, and then capture the process of viewers getting lost in these works, during this fascinating experiment in making art from the process of looking at art.

Artist Interventions are made possible by the Peggy L. Osher Education Endowment at the Portland Museum of Art.