When: Through July 2; artist’s reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15
Where: Oregon Law Gallery, Second Floor, UO Law School, 1515 Agate St., Eugene
Gallery Hours: 9 am. to 5 p.m. daily
Details: Eugene photographer Michael Thompson’s focuses on the intersection of natural and built landscapes in a show called
“Dynamic Rhythms in Northwest Landscapes.” The exhibit includes 31 color photographs dating from 1981 through 2016.
“Humanity works hard to bend nature to its purposes. Nature works just as relentlessly, though not always successfully, to modify human intention to natural conditions,” Thompson writes in his artist’s statement. “The intersection of the two may result in a simple, pleasing picture, or in one that surprises and encourages further thought.”
Thompson has specialized in travel and garden photographs for magazines and books for 35 years. His Oregon roots date to student days at Portland’s Reed College and graduate studies at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Eugene.