Archive for May, 2015

Magnum’s Portland Postcards from America pop up!

Saturday, May 30, 2015
7:30PM – 10:00PM

Newspace is excited to be the host venue for the culminating exhibition of the Portland Postcards from America project. Started in 2011, Postcards from America is an ongoing collaborative photographic experiment in creating polyphonic visual sounds. To date, there have been nine Postcards projects around the country involving nearly twenty photographers from the Magnum Photos agency. The tenth chapter, based in Portland, has been an exploration of photography and social practice, made in conjunction with the Art and Social Practice MFA program at Portland State University.

On the project’s last night, photographers Susan Meiselas, Jim Goldberg, Alec Soth, Bieke Depoorter, Peter van Agtmael, Donovan Wylie and Zoe Strauss will share their work at a one-night only, pop up exhibition at Newspace.

Beer sponsorship generously provided by Widmer Brothers Brewing.

2015 Juried Exhibition Selections & TOMORROW – Scott Dalton lecture

Lunchtime Artist Talk by Scott Dalton – Friday, May 8, 12-1pm

Photographer Scott Dalton will hold an artist talk on Friday, May 8 at 12pm (please note time change) in conjunction with his current solo exhibitions at Portland’s Newspace Center for Photography and Blue Sky/Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts. Stop by Newspace’s gallery to hear about his two series of works: Exit Taft and Where the River Bends.

Scott Dalton is a freelance photographer who currently lives in Houston, Texas. He was based for 14 years throughout Latin America, mainly in Bogotá, Colombia, where he photographed the civil conflict and drug war before returning to his home state of Texas. He now photographs both editorial and corporate assignments while spending his free time working on long-term personal projects that focus on the often-fragile relationship between people and the places they live. He is currently working on photographic projects along the troubled U.S.-Mexico border region as well as throughout the American South. His photography has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers worldwide.

Where the River Bends is on view at Blue Sky from May 6 to 31. For more information visit: http://www.blueskygallery.org

Exit Taft is on view at Newspace Center for Photography from May 1 to 30. For more information visit: http://newspacephoto.org

Announcing selections for CAPTURED 2015: Newspace’s Annual Juried Exhibition!

Congratulations to the artists selected for our summer group exhibition! The selections were made anonymously by Newspace curator Yaelle Amir. CAPTURED 2015 will open on Friday, June 5, 6-9pm and run through August 1.

Thank you all for submitting, we hope to see you at the opening!

Gary Beeber
Debi Cornwall
Katie Harwood
Sarah-Marie Land
Hye-Ryoung Min
Christopher Rauschenberg
Isaac Sachs
Joel Stevenett

Image: Hye-Ryoung Min, Untitled from the series Yeonsoo

The summer class catalog is almost here!

We’re hard at work wrapping up the 2015 Summer Class Catalog. 

Newspace members will be able to preview our summer catalog and sign up for classes as soon as next week!

Do you want to be first in line too? Become a member today!

EXIT TAFT by Scott Dalton opens tonight!

Join us for the opening of our new exhibition tonight, Friday, May 1, 6-9pm!

EXIT TAFT by Scott Dalton

On view: May 1 – 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6 – 9pm
Artist Talk: Friday, May 8, 12-1pm (Please note time change)

Exit Taft is presented in conjunction with Dalton’s exhibition Where the River Bends at Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Avenue), on view May 6 to 31.

Following many years of residing in Latin America to document the continuous civil unrest in the region, photographer Scott Dalton returned to the United States to settle in Houston, Texas. Once situated on Taft Street, he turned his lens onto his immediate surroundings to examine and capture the undercurrents and inhabitants of his community. Exit Taft is an in-progress series of photographs resulting from Dalton’s street wanderings, carrying a 4×5 camera throughout his newly adopted environment.

While Dalton’s photographs focus in on a specific geographic area – the individuals, families, communities, and homes he has documented could have been taken in nearly any town in the U.S. In his attempt to understand his own surroundings, Dalton found he is positioned in a microcosm of the country where racial, economic, religious and political divides form invisible borders that echo American society at large. These photographs reflect the challenging relationship between individuals and their locale within the ever-shifting notion of the “American Dream.” He has encountered the effects of gentrification, the shift from rural to urban settings, immigration policies, religious and political disparities, and deepening economic inequality—issues that are at once hyper-local and devastatingly ubiquitous. This series of photographs thus serves as a reflection of the isolation individuals experience within a community, a region, and a country that purport to be unified, yet are inherently divided.

Scott Dalton is a freelance photographer who currently lives in Houston, Texas. He was based for 14 years throughout Latin America, mainly in Bogotá, Colombia, where he photographed the civil conflict and drug war before returning to his home state of Texas. He now photographs both editorial and corporate assignments while spending his free time working on long-term personal projects that focus on the often-fragile relationship between people and the places they live. He is currently working on photographic projects along the troubled U.S.-Mexico border region as well as throughout the American South. His photography has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers worldwide.

Newspace Center for Photography is located at 1632 10th Ave, Portland, OR.

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