A special afternoon with artists O'Hara Shipe and Nolan Streitberger as they speak about their photo series currently on view in Blue Sky's 2017 Drawers exhibition. Both artists have created bodies of work that disrupt stereotypes of women and girls and tell important stories that are often eclipsed by dominant cultural narratives.
Saturday, Oct 28th. 3:00 PM
PORTLAND, OR (Blue Sky) - Join us for a special afternoon with artists O'Hara Shipe and Nolan Streitberger as they speak about their photo series currently on view in Blue Sky's 2017 Drawers exhibition. Both artists have created bodies of work that disrupt stereotypes of women and girls and tell important stories that are often eclipsed by dominant cultural narratives. In Shipe's series, Beyond the Game: Defining the Female Athlete, she provides visual space for her subjects to unabashedly present themselves to the world as they want to be seen, while Streitberger's photo essay following his 6-year-old daughter's daily summer activities highlights her delightfully unselfconscious strength, independence, defiance, and playfulness.
Hosted by Blue Sky/Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts:
122 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Blue Sky Gallery
On view May 23–July 14, 2017
This past September, Blue Sky turned their Library wall into a Drawers exhibition space that rotates every other month. Their second show from the 2017 Drawers exhibition features photographs by four artists whose work spotlights girls, unidealized and dignified. Taking pleasure in ordinary life, and pride in cultural identity, these girls are as strong as they are playful. Each one conveys her unique capacity for mature self-possession.
"Self-Assertion" presents photographs by Marcia Mahoney, Ricardo Nagaoka, Stan Raucher, and Nolan Streitberger
Curated by Claire Elizabeth
image: Mapplethorpe Mets Mann © 2016 Nolan Streitberger
Images taken during a group camping trip, Spring, Depot Bay, Oregon, 2017
I have been selected to participate in the 2017 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers. My work from "Long Summer Days" will be featured in a drawer next to 60 other great photographers on this side of North America.
I am taking my work up there tomorrow. The reception for the main exhibit as well as the drawers is on April 6th, Which generally start around 6pm.
It is a huge honor to be included in this project that Blue Sky has been doing. I am really excited and to me it is a fantastic first giant step into emerging into the art world in the area. Breaking out of the small town scene and entering into a prominent Portland gallery is the beginnings of some great things I hope. I have been working on a lot of other stuff so we will see where this all leads.
The image below, " Rocks and Water " was selected for one of Ted Forb's "The Art of Photography" videos. He is currently doing a photo assignment series, where he offers a theme or subject for his audience to work off of, then he selects some of the submitted images for a follow up video. This week low angles was the theme.
Ted Forbes is a photographer and filmmaker. He started producing the Art of Photography as a podcast in 2008 and the show has since grown into a popular YouTube channel and resource website providing a 360° view of photography to a global audience.
I think little exercises like this are great for anyone: people new to photography all the way through professionals. To me it is like gesture drawing quick sketches before a figure drawing class.
My image is presented around 1:24, but watch the whole video, there is some really great work.