Image Works Summer Exhibition

As of Monday, June 8th, Image Works will begin accepting visitors to the gallery by appointment only, Monday through Saturday. You may email or call ahead the same day or book a time a few days in advance. We will ensure that there is no overlap in visitors. We will ask visitors to wear face masks while in the gallery until the state advises otherwise. Please call 503 449 0964 or email

Image Works Gallery is pleased to present Selva Oscura / Dark Wood, by photographer Christopher Bennett. The phrase Selva Oscura draws its roots from Dante’s Inferno. Literally translated as “twilight forest” or “dark wood” it metaphorically speaks to both those who find themselves on an unfamiliar path and more explicitly the nature of losing one’s way in place and time.

Bennett’s work investigates issues of place, time and memory by exploring how the environment in which he lives and its history guides his views and perceptions. By studying historical aspects of a region and employing philosophical aspects of the sublime and beauty in nature, he hopes to inform his internal dialogue and address the ontological aspects of his relationship to the world.

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