The Light Factory Third Juried Annuale winners have been announced! From approximately 130 entries from all over the world, our juror, Alex Nierges, Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, has selected the following six photographers:
Blue Mitchell (Portland, OR)
Exhibition which runs April 19th – August 15, 2010 in Charolotte, North Carolina, more info to come. www.lightfactory.org
Corey Davis - Landscapes Materialized
Blue Mitchell – New Work
January 8th – 31st, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8th 7-10pm
Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
Monday through Thursday 10am – 10:30pm
Friday through Sunday 10am – 6pm
Corey Davis will be showing beautifully abstract, minimalistic images of coffee grounds in the bottom of Japanese teacups. The images are landscape-like and invoke calming, meditative spaces. Davis’ daily Buddhist practice, his time spent in Nepal studying Tibetan Thangka painting, and his study of Chinese and Japanese art have influenced and inspired the series.
Davis received his MFA from Mass Art in 1999. In 2006, he was awarded a grant to travel to Sumatra to photograph the aftermath of the tsunami. He works in film and digitally and is currently scanning large format images and working with a large format Sinar 22 Megapixel Camera. Davis teaches photography and exhibits nationally. He currently lives in Boston.
Blue Mitchell burns his negatives, distorting natural landscapes into painterly, surreal scenes. The images are applied as acrylic lifts to birch panels, and then varnished. Mitchell aims to move beyond a simply two-dimensional perspective with his photographs, in an attempt to more accurately express his true experience of the landscapes he photographs.
Mitchell has a BFA in photography from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. He has exhibited widely around the region and nationally. He is an educator and curator, and works as the Editor of Diffusion Magazine. He lives in Portland.
Friday, February 13, 2009 5:00pm – 7:00pm J-Cafe 533 NE Holladay St. Portland, OR
Join us for the opening of a unique photography exhibit: Through the Viewfinder, PDX. Six photographers have come together to display works created by the photographic technique known as Through the Viewfinder, or TTV. So stop in, have a a glass of wine, enjoy some art, meet some of the photographers, see some of the crazy contraptions that captured the images & most of all just have a lovely evening out!