Anton Gautama: Home Sweet Home

Sunday, August 18 at 12:00pm 5:00pm more dates through September 1, 2019

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts 122 N.W. Eighth Ave., Portland, OR 97209

What is a home? To many Chinese-Indonesians, home is not simply a structure—it is physical evidence of their aspirations, struggles and love.

While photographing for his first book, Pabean Passage, Anton Gautama grew fascinated by the blend of Chinese and Indonesian cultures he found inside the homes of East Java. Born as a third-generation Chinese-Indonesian, Gautama felt the “air of familiarity” of his own upbringing reflected in front of him and he became inspired to document and explore this shared cultural heritage.

“There is a story in each frame, hopes and dreams embedded and encrypted beneath the layers of objects that fill the space,” he says. “They tell the stories about love, opportunities, challenges, laughter and tears of those who have called them home.”

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Art & Design, Exhibition, Free

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