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The Independent: Eva Lake’s New Pop-Up Gallery

By Lisa Radon

July 3, 2011

Tempus Incognitus

photo from Brad Carlile's Tempus Incognitus. photo courtesy The Independent


The Independent is Eva Lake’s new pop-up gallery in the Pearl. You know Eva is an artist (who currently has work in the group show reCover at Frosch & Portmann Gallery in New York and is represented by Augen Gallery in Portland), a longtime gallerist, writer, and host of the Art Focus show on KBOO. The Independent opens First Thursday with Tempus Incognitus, photographs by Brad Carlile.

Here’s more on the show from Eva:

Carlile was one of the winners of the 2009 Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial, an international competition for emerging photographers. The Hearst Biennial judges Peter Lindbergh, Mary Ellen Mark, Steve McCurry, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, & John A. Bennette, III. chose 8 photographers from over 1,000 entries. Works from Carlile’s Tempus Incognitus series will be on view from July 7th through August 7th.

Empty hotel rooms from all over the world form the basis of these works, all shot in multiple exposures over time in slide film, with no post-exposure or digital manipulation. The rooms are electric with acidic color, yet spare and detached by virtue of their transient energy and occupation. The perimeters of shifted space and time are blurred, giving a result both classic and contemporary. Reception for the artist is July 7th, 6 – 9PM. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday 12 – 6PM and by appointment. The Independent is located in the Pearl at 530 NW 12th in Portland, Oregon.

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