March 20th, 2024 - May 3rd, 2024

Linfield Gallery Presents: Connected to the Land, an exhibition by Leland Butler

Connected to the Land
An Exhibition by Leland Butler
March 20 — May 3
Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 20 from 5 to 7 PM in the Linfield Gallery.
Light refreshments and wine will be served.

STATEMENT FROM THE ARTIST: “Over the course of making photos, I’ve become attached to the duality of light and shadow and the beauty it creates in an image. With that same idea, there is an internal exploration that takes place throughout life and similarly, one can find the beauty in the duality of our own internal light and shadow through expression and exploration (internally and externally). This collection of photos explores that concept through landscape photos of the Pacific Northwest that were created while also exploring the internal light and shadow. The spiritual journeys we embark on to find life’s answers about self often brings us back to nature and that’s what connects us to the land.”

ARTIST BIO: Leland Butler is a Grand Ronde tribal member who is also Siletz (tribe) and Yurok (tribe). Leland started taking photos 10 years ago with the curiosity of self in mind and exploration of land and people. Today that curiosity has brought him to exploring further into the duality of light and shadow and how the two co–exist both in nature and inside of us.