June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Natan Dvir, Platforms
February 6–March 1, 2020
First Thursday opening reception: February 6, 6:00–9:00 PM
Artist talk: Thursday, February 6, 5:00 PM
Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm
First Thursday 6 – 9 pm
All Blue Sky events and programs are free and open to the public.
Platforms is a series by Natan Dvir focused on New York City’s unique underground architecture and the people who temporarily pass through it. The subway platforms Dvir photographs from across the tracks are reminiscent of filmstrips, with subway columns dividing the space into multiple narratives. Through this series, the artist reflects upon detachment, separation, personal space, individualism, loneliness, and momentary connections in the underground landscape of an urban metropolis.
Natan Dvir received his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and is an adjunct faculty member at the International Center of Photography. Based in New York City, he photographs around the world and is represented by Polaris Images photo agency and Anastasia Photo gallery. Dvir has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally, including at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston Center for Photography, Portland Art Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland), Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona), International Center of Photography, Anastasia Photo Gallery, Museo de Antioquia (Medellin), Festival de la Luz (Buenos Aires), Christie’s (London), and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Dvir’s photography has been published in The New York Times, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel, Stern, Focus, The Times, Paris Match, Le Monde, and Le Figaro, among others.