About Current Residents

Chris Lael Larson
Blue Sky Photography Residency
Spring 2024

Chris Lael Larson is a Portland-based artist working in the overlap of photography, painting and installation to create new perceptual experiences. He culls riches from the everyday absurd, fore-fronting the strange, curious and confounding ways we connect to each other, the things we consume, and the environments we inhabit. Larson constructs temporary altar-like installations utilizing found objects, reclaimed materials, natural elements, cheaply printed photographs and paint to accentuate their latent qualities and reframe their meaning. He creates large-format photographs of his constructions with a hyperreal lighting technique to create a final image that confounds expectations.