Christos J. Palios: Conversations
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
Meals have traditionally been a time for connection. The table is seen as a space to share time with family and friends, to relax and to bond. Cell phones have changed this aspect of culture fundamentally.
Christos J. Palios explores the paradox of isolation due to social networking in his photographic series Conversations. “I contemplate the indomitable implications technology has on the efficacy of human interaction and communication. How do our persistent networks and unremitting digital engagement impact our presence in a social sphere? Do they deepen our awareness of our surroundings or dampen them by over-sensitization?”
Palios’ large-scale photographs of shared meals throughout Greece and America use the universal language of food to raise equally universal questions about community and engagement in the digital age.