November 2010

while no one was watching

[artist website]

Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Portland photographer Tricia Hoffman. Ms. Hoffman was selected by Chris Pichler, Publisher Nazraeli Press, as the top prize solo show recipient from our 2009 National Juried Exhibition.

“Navigating through the world after dark can be a disorienting experience. During the day it is easy to become immune to the subtle nuances of the community where one resides. Streets, houses, and vegetation slowly merge into a unified visual code for “neighborhood” or “home.” However, under the strange and often eerie cast of electric lights, the same scene can take on a range of alternate meanings.

I am most interested in the nocturnal transformation of plant life that looms just outside the comfort of our homes. Photographing at night ensures both a certain amount of distillation of visible data and a new view of the familiar. This process allows me to focus my attention on what I find to be the strange and fragile intersection between our lives and the ultimately uncontrollable forces of nature.”

Tricia Hoffman is a photographer, student, and non-profit arts administrator living in Portland, OR. She is currently an MFA Photography candidate at the Hartford Art School. In addition, Tricia works part time at Blue Sky Gallery and Photolucida in administrative and program support roles. She has been published in “The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes”, 2nd ed by, Christopher James and her work is held in private and corporate collections.