July 1st through 31st.
Opening Reception: Friday, July 1st 6-9pm
Featuring a special Garry Winogrand Slideshow details HERE
Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Jody Ake.
Jody Ake believes the portrait discloses more about the subject than what is found on the surface. The subject, either willingly or subconsciously, shows us more then they intends. The camera can see more than the naked eye, moving past our persona and catching a glimpse of who we really are.
“This group of photographs started in the hope of better understanding the human condition. It spurs from personal guilt and pain that started 19 years ago. I started questioning my own purpose or existence when two friends died in separate car accidents. Their deaths seemed so intertwined; one could not of happened without the other. A few days later I was hospitalized from a similar accident, and though I was several hundred miles away, something connected us. Though severely injured, I survived my accident where they did not. The question why has been a cause for introspection and a source of pain and guilt ever since.”
Jody Ake creates portraits and landscape images using the wet collodion process. Ake is one of a handful of contemporary artists who have revived this photographic method, hand-mixing all of the necessary chemicals for each and every exposure.He holds a MFA from the University of Oregon and a BFA from the College of Santa Fe. His photographs are in many private and public collections including The Portland Art Museum and Dancing Bear Collection in New York. He currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.