Kevin Horan & Elena Passarello
Langley-based artist photographer Kevin Horan and Corvallis writer Elena Passarello speak today about their collaborative project, Goats and Sheep: A Portrait Farm (5 Continents). Kevin Horan, who has has served as artist in residence at Glacier National Park, currently works on projects that look at “animals as people, people as animals and the planet as a very small space". Elena Passarello is also the author of Animals Strike Curious Poses and Let Me Clear My Throat, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.
“Horan's portraits of regal Isabella, goofball Stanwood, imperious Sherlock, and "excuse me" Jake, among other agreeable sitters, invite us to notice the variety, dignity, and personalities of these lowly farm creatures, who speak to us through the camera in a profile, a sideward glance, or a direct gaze. With different gestures, faces, and expressions, they are funny, fascinating, intelligent, curious, engaging "others" who command our undivided attention and respect. They remind us that we are all fellow creatures - and the camera isn't always on us”.--L'Oeil de la Photographie.