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Zeb Andrews at Camerawork Gallery
December 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zeb Andrews, Sea
December 1 – January 4, 2019.
Artist Talk, Saturday, December 1, 3PM – 4PM
Artist Reception, Saturday, December 1, 4PM – 5:30PM.
301 N. Graham Street, Portland, OR 97227
Located in Lorenzen Conference Center – Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus.
9am – 6pm, Monday-Saturday, Sunday, 10am-4pm
Free off street parking available, Stair and elevator access, TriMet Routes 4, 24 and 44
Portland photographer Zeb Andrews will be sharing selections from “Sea”, a series of medium format film images made during his many trips to the Pacific coast of Oregon and Washington. Andrews is a prolific photographer who has been working in the Portland photographic community for nearly two decades as an educator with various institutions and on the retail side of things with Blue Moon Camera and Machine. For as long as he has been involved with the local community, he has been photographing along the Oregon coast for even longer.
Made predominantly using a Hasselblad camera older than he is, and with B&W film, “Sea” represents a portion of the Pacific Ocean images that reflect Andrews’ attempts to understand and explain his relationship with the ocean. Visiting in a variety of weather, returning again and again, and using neutral density filters to lengthen the time he stands there watching the waves, “Sea” contains images that explore where our coastline and the ocean meet over spans of time and year-round. His images capture tranquility as well as tempestuousness; they invoke beauty but also caution and danger. Their scope ranges from stretches of coast reaching miles into the distance, to smaller and more intimate nooks along the shoreline. Through it all, “Sea” offers a glimpse of many different oceans—each with a different emotional resonance for Andrews.
Zeb Andrews has lived the entire 40 years of his life in the Pacific Northwest and within easy distance of the Pacific Ocean. Most of his photographic life has been spent on its windswept shores, breathing its salty air and making photographs to slowly piece together the puzzle of what it all means to him. Andrews is many other things, just as the ocean can be many things, but this is the facet of himself he would most have you know. At least for now.
This will be Andrews’ second solo exhibit at Camerawork Gallery. He held his first-ever solo exhibit at Camerawork Gallery in February, 2008.
More of Zeb’s work can be found on his website at www.zebandrews.com, and he can also be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.