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Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence ExhibitionNewspace Center for Photography632 SE 10th Ave.Portland, OR
February 7 – March 2, 2014Opening reception: Friday February 7, 6 – 9 p.m.
Steven BecklyKirk CrippensMaureen DrennanEyakem GulilatOhm PhanphirojWard Shortridge
Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to announce Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence Exhibition containing a selection of work from the six photographers who were Newspace Artists in Residence from 2012 and 2013.
These photographers were selected for one-month residencies at Newspace Center for Photography during which time they received access to the Newspace facilities and guidance from the staff.  Residents spent their time working on ongoing projects or creating something brand new. This opportunity afforded them the time and space to think and immerse themselves in their own creative process as well as to engage with the Portland photography community. Resident artists also served as a source of inspiration and guidance for the many students and photographers who create and learn at Newspace.
To document the work created by these six talented artists, Newspace is happy to announce the forthcoming release of a photo book containing selections from the work of each resident. Copies will be available for sale at the Opening Reception and throughout the display of the exhibition.
Image: Ohm Phanphiroj

Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence Exhibition
Newspace Center for Photography
632 SE 10th Ave.
Portland, OR

February 7 – March 2, 2014
Opening reception: Friday February 7, 6 – 9 p.m.

Steven Beckly
Kirk Crippens
Maureen Drennan
Eyakem Gulilat
Ohm Phanphiroj
Ward Shortridge

Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to announce Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence Exhibition containing a selection of work from the six photographers who were Newspace Artists in Residence from 2012 and 2013.

These photographers were selected for one-month residencies at Newspace Center for Photography during which time they received access to the Newspace facilities and guidance from the staff.  Residents spent their time working on ongoing projects or creating something brand new. This opportunity afforded them the time and space to think and immerse themselves in their own creative process as well as to engage with the Portland photography community. Resident artists also served as a source of inspiration and guidance for the many students and photographers who create and learn at Newspace.

To document the work created by these six talented artists, Newspace is happy to announce the forthcoming release of a photo book containing selections from the work of each resident. Copies will be available for sale at the Opening Reception and throughout the display of the exhibition.

Image: Ohm Phanphiroj

I get to spend two weeks on the Island working with the wonderful and incredibly giving Luis Jacob. I feel like I’m in paradise.
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We Are Full Of Holes Thematic Residency Program with Luis Jacob Artscape Gibraltar Point Toronto, ON
September 20 – October 4, 2013
The world is made of holes. Our bodies are covered in them. Our eyes are holes, that enable us to see. Our mouths are holes, that form a passage between inside and outside. Our genitals are holes, that give us pleasure. I believe that works of art have an important relation to holes. Artworks point us to disturbing parts of our consciousness, those dark recesses within us that are rich like mines. Artworks create holes where there are none, disturbing our sense of reality and opening a can of worms. Artworks enable us to see; they allow passage between outside and inside; and they give us pleasure. We Are Full Of Holes will focus on several “case studies” of holes: various artworks, films and short texts will allow us collectively to explore the notion of holes. Beginning with a screening of Tsai Ming-liang’s 1998 film The Hole – a wonderfully absurd love story set in a run-down apartment in Taiwan — we will explore our artistic work from the perspective of the space of meaning that we open with it.
The Thematic Residency Program offers artists the opportunity to work independently with the mentorship of a visiting professional artist, curator or critic working in international contemporary art.  For two weeks every month artists retreat to Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Islands, which provides short-term accommodation and studio space for artists to research and develop their contemporary art practice. Thematic residencies explore various models including studio work, formal lectures, group discussion, peer collaboration and outdoor retreats.  This direction allows individual residents to find common ground amongst each other’s disparate practices and establish new connections through communal dialogue.
Luis Jacob (BFA, 1996, University of Toronto) lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. Recent solo exhibitions include Show Your Wound (Galerie Max Mayer, Dusseldorf and Birch Libralato, Toronto) and Pictures At An Exhibition (Darling Foundry, Montreal); and group exhibitions Visible, Móvil, Vidente (Centro Párraga, Spain) and Oh, Canada (MASS MoCA, Massachusetts).
Image: Luis Jacob

I get to spend two weeks on the Island working with the wonderful and incredibly giving Luis Jacob. I feel like I’m in paradise.

We Are Full Of Holes
Thematic Residency Program with Luis Jacob
Artscape Gibraltar Point
Toronto, ON

September 20 – October 4, 2013

The world is made of holes. Our bodies are covered in them. Our eyes are holes, that enable us to see. Our mouths are holes, that form a passage between inside and outside. Our genitals are holes, that give us pleasure. I believe that works of art have an important relation to holes. Artworks point us to disturbing parts of our consciousness, those dark recesses within us that are rich like mines. Artworks create holes where there are none, disturbing our sense of reality and opening a can of worms. Artworks enable us to see; they allow passage between outside and inside; and they give us pleasure. We Are Full Of Holes will focus on several “case studies” of holes: various artworks, films and short texts will allow us collectively to explore the notion of holes. Beginning with a screening of Tsai Ming-liang’s 1998 film The Hole – a wonderfully absurd love story set in a run-down apartment in Taiwan — we will explore our artistic work from the perspective of the space of meaning that we open with it.

The Thematic Residency Program offers artists the opportunity to work independently with the mentorship of a visiting professional artist, curator or critic working in international contemporary art.  For two weeks every month artists retreat to Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Islands, which provides short-term accommodation and studio space for artists to research and develop their contemporary art practice. Thematic residencies explore various models including studio work, formal lectures, group discussion, peer collaboration and outdoor retreats.  This direction allows individual residents to find common ground amongst each other’s disparate practices and establish new connections through communal dialogue.

Luis Jacob (BFA, 1996, University of Toronto) lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. Recent solo exhibitions include Show Your Wound (Galerie Max Mayer, Dusseldorf and Birch Libralato, Toronto) and Pictures At An Exhibition (Darling Foundry, Montreal); and group exhibitions Visible, Móvil, Vidente (Centro Párraga, Spain) and Oh, Canada (MASS MoCA, Massachusetts).

Image: Luis Jacob

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Looking at your images on paper rather on a computer screen is a really nice change. I’ve been really productive during my residency, but I’m still sad that it’s more than half over already. It will be hard to not have access to these beautiful printers soon.
For those in Portland, I’m giving an artist talk at the end of my residency at Newspace, so please come if you can swing it!

Looking at your images on paper rather on a computer screen is a really nice change. I’ve been really productive during my residency, but I’m still sad that it’s more than half over already. It will be hard to not have access to these beautiful printers soon.

For those in Portland, I’m giving an artist talk at the end of my residency at Newspace, so please come if you can swing it!

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Spent the day with Jon making photos at Newspace. Their lighting studio is a dream. If only I could take it back with me to Toronto. Thanks Tim for the photo.

Spent the day with Jon making photos at Newspace. Their lighting studio is a dream. If only I could take it back with me to Toronto. Thanks Tim for the photo.

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Residency day #1: Exploring and getting familiar with Newspace. Everyone has been so welcoming. I feel right at home. The facilities are amazing. I can’t wait to use their lighting studio, which is probably bigger than my apartment.

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Here’s a look at my two homes in Portland for October. Can’t wait to get settled and put a bird on everything.

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PORTLAND FRIENDS!
I’m living in your city from Sept 28 - Nov 4 while I complete my residency at Newspace, and would love to meet some new faces. If you’d like to have your photo taken by me, send me an email. I’m looking for all types of people. There’s a specific body of work I’m making with identical twins, so please get in touch twins! If you’re camera shy, and just want to grab a coffee, I have up to three cups a day.
There’s also a good chance we’ll squeeze in a weekend trip to Seattle, and would love to meet some good folks who can show us around.
Get in touch!

PORTLAND FRIENDS!

I’m living in your city from Sept 28 - Nov 4 while I complete my residency at Newspace, and would love to meet some new faces. If you’d like to have your photo taken by me, send me an email. I’m looking for all types of people. There’s a specific body of work I’m making with identical twins, so please get in touch twins! If you’re camera shy, and just want to grab a coffee, I have up to three cups a day.

There’s also a good chance we’ll squeeze in a weekend trip to Seattle, and would love to meet some good folks who can show us around.

Get in touch!

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Earlier this Fall, I was selected by Gallery 44 to be their 2010 Artist in Residence. Since September, I have been creating new images for an ongoing body of work, We, Ourselves, and Us.  The residency has allowed me to expand on the series and explore  dimensions of identity in new ways, culminating in the first triptych of  the series. These images will be exhibited in the Gallery 44 vitrines  from December 2 to 18 with an opening reception on Thursday, December 2  from 6 - 9 pm.
We, Ourselves, and Us Steven Beckly December 2 - 18, 2010 Opening reception: Thursday, December 2, 6 - 9 pm
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography 401 Richmond St West, Suite 120 Toronto, ON M5V 3A5
I’d like to thank the Gallery 44 staff, members, and the Toronto photography community for all of their support.
About G44’s Residency Program The aim of the residency program is to support an artist and member of  Gallery 44 in developing photo-based work, by providing funding, access  to Gallery 44’s production facilities, and studio visits with leading  local curators in photography. The work of the residency culminates in  an exhibition in the Gallery 44 vitrines from December 2 to 18, 2010.
About G44 Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit  artist-run centre committed to the advancement of photographic art.  Founded in 1979, the centre consists of a gallery, resource centre, and  production facilities. Gallery 44 is supported by its members and  patrons, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and  the Toronto Arts Council.

Earlier this Fall, I was selected by Gallery 44 to be their 2010 Artist in Residence. Since September, I have been creating new images for an ongoing body of work, We, Ourselves, and Us. The residency has allowed me to expand on the series and explore dimensions of identity in new ways, culminating in the first triptych of the series. These images will be exhibited in the Gallery 44 vitrines from December 2 to 18 with an opening reception on Thursday, December 2 from 6 - 9 pm.

We, Ourselves, and Us
Steven Beckly
December 2 - 18, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, December 2, 6 - 9 pm

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
401 Richmond St West, Suite 120
Toronto, ON
M5V 3A5

I’d like to thank the Gallery 44 staff, members, and the Toronto photography community for all of their support.

About G44’s Residency Program
The aim of the residency program is to support an artist and member of Gallery 44 in developing photo-based work, by providing funding, access to Gallery 44’s production facilities, and studio visits with leading local curators in photography. The work of the residency culminates in an exhibition in the Gallery 44 vitrines from December 2 to 18, 2010.

About G44
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to the advancement of photographic art. Founded in 1979, the centre consists of a gallery, resource centre, and production facilities. Gallery 44 is supported by its members and patrons, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.

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This is what our apartment looked like during our shoot a few weeks ago. We tried setting a plant on fire, which didn’t go so well. Instead, I suffocated everyone with smoke, but anything for art, right? I’m really happy with the images, and especially grateful to the lovely Hanna and Laurie for helping me make them. The work will be exhibited next month at the end of my residency at Gallery 44.
After my residency is finished, Dylan and I are heading to NYC for a week. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

This is what our apartment looked like during our shoot a few weeks ago. We tried setting a plant on fire, which didn’t go so well. Instead, I suffocated everyone with smoke, but anything for art, right? I’m really happy with the images, and especially grateful to the lovely Hanna and Laurie for helping me make them. The work will be exhibited next month at the end of my residency at Gallery 44.

After my residency is finished, Dylan and I are heading to NYC for a week. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

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batter up!

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Our new apartment that we spent the last month and a half (I’m not even kidding) cleaning, painting, and evicting spider families from is finally ready for us to move into. It has been so stressful dealing with this, especially on top of our busy schedules; but, it’s done, and we’re excited to decorate! Oh, did I mention that we get to sleep in a little fort that you need a ladder to get to? Ah!

Last month, I found out that I was going to be the Artist in Residence at Gallery 44 for Fall 2010. I am so excited about this residency, because I will receive support to make new work for the next two months. I will also have the opportunity to exhibit the work in December. I have one shoot scheduled so far, and meeting some potential new models tomorrow. I’m really nervous, but hopefully everything will work out! Fingers crossed.

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