Craig Hickman: OXIDE
Now Showing, through June
Galerie Fotoland is pleased to show recent work by Craig Hickman. A few Evergreen old-timers may remember him as our campus photographer and photography instructor in the 1970’s. Many of the images that now define Evergreen’s early development were taken by Hickman. Hickman is a Professor of Digital Arts at the University of Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Washington. He is co-founder of Portland’s premiere photography exhibition space, Blue Sky Gallery, and creator of the software program, Kid Pix. He was recently honored by Apple Computers for being one of thirty pioneer innovators “who continue to change the world.” You see his work online, at http://red-green-blue.com/.
Hickman’s substantial academic background doesn’t stop from poking a little fun at academia. “… the section titled “The Academy” depicts what appears to be a university campus that, instead of being composed of traditional academic buildings, is made up largely of repurposed, sometimes dilapidated structures and box cars. In fact, the inhabitants of this academic world often seem to get things a little wrong…”