Anton Gautama: Home Sweet Home
Tuesday, August 20 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 21 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 22 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, August 23 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 24 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 25 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, August 27 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 28 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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.”