Contact by Jake Shivery

Exhibition dates: April 3 – April 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 6 – 9pm

Throughout April’s Portland Photo Month, Newspace Center for Photography will present a solo exhibition of over 60 portraits by North Portland photographer, Jake Shivery.

The series, Contact, which includes photos CNN said “show affection for Portland area [and its] residents,” presents Shivery’s 8×10 contact prints captured on his large format Deardorff camera. The exhibition will coincide with the release of Shivery’s first monograph, Contact, which has been produced by One Twelve Publishing, a Portland-based publisher. The book, a 160-page, limited-edition monograph containing approximately 100 images and an artist essay, will be available for sale at Newspace throughout the month.

The exhibition will open on April 3rd with an Opening Reception and Book Release. On April 12 Shivery will lead a walk through the exhibition followed by a Q&A session moderated by Newspace’s curator Yaelle Amir (Open to current students enrolled in Newspace’s Spring portrait classes). On April 18th, Shivery will host two distinct events at Newspace. The first, “Drinking with Jake,” is a fundraising event to support Newspace programming and will be immediately followed by a book reading by the artist that is free and open to the public.

Jake Shivery lives and works in the St. Johns district of Portland, Oregon, where he is a local photographic icon. His work is collected in the Portland Art Museum, where he has also lectured.

Related events:
Opening Reception & Book Release: Friday, April 3, 2015, 6 – 9pm
Q&A with Jake Shivery (moderated by Yaelle S. Amir, Curator, Newspace Center for Photography): Sunday, April 12, 12 – 1pm. Open to current students enrolled in Newspace’s Spring portrait classes.
“Drinking with Jake” Fundraiser: Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6 – 7:30pm (ticketed)
FREE Public Artist Book Reading:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8 – 9pm

Gallery Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 10am – 9:30pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Thank you to the Collins Foundation, the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation and the Kinsman Foundation for their ongoing support of the Newspace Gallery.

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