Jeff Lee and Eugene Lee: The Color of Black and WhiteJune 27 - October 3, 2019 In The Color of Black and White: The Lens of Two Generations, Jeff Lee's evocative black and white landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and Southeast Asia are paired with a rare collection of landscapes and abstract compositions by his father, Eugene Lee.
Jeff Lee is a Portland-based commercial photographer specializing in people, portraits, and natural photography. Lee's fine art photography has always centered on the natural landscape and capturing the beauty and emotion of the moment. Through the practice of shooting black and white film, he has developed a strong formalist approach that highlights shape, form, and pattern.
Eugene Lee (1924-2017) spent his formative years in Portland’s Chinatown community and took up photography and darkroom development while in the Philippines during World War II. During the 1960s, Lee honed these skills under the tutelage of Minor White, Ruth Bernhard, Brett Weston, and Imogen Cunningham. He eventually became a freelance photographer, taught photography at Mount Hood Community College, and exhibited throughout the 1970s at Camerawork Gallery, Arts and Crafts Gallery, Coos Bay Art Museum, and Mt. Hood Community College.
This exhibition is part of a series celebrating the work of noted Portland Chinatown artists.