On Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 11.30 a.m. (NOTE NORMAL TIME) Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Owen Carey about the show InkBodySkinPaint+Fire at Gallery 114. The show pairs sculptural paintings by David Slader with Carey’s photos of people with tattoos. A longtime portrait photographer for the Portland theater scene, Carey talks about how he found his 14 subjects on Facebook, how he gets them settled, and how he lights and shoots the images on his large format digital Hasselblad camera.
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
For March 2019, Gallery 114 presents InkBodySkinPaint+Fire, a joint show featuring the decorated and tattooed human figure, featuring painter David Slader and photographer Owen Carey.
The theme for the show was sparked by a remark that the figures in Slader’s paintings were tattooed. Carey picked up on that thread, creating a series of intimate portraits of people whose body art is their personal journal, expressing their intimate stories, traumas and yearnings.
The show runs through March 30th. Gallery hours are Thursday – Sunday, noon-6:00pm.
Each of Carey’s models has a personal story of perseverance and is available for interviews.
Three special events are scheduled during the run of InkBodySkinPaint+Fire.
Risk/Reward will present an experimental performance during the show’s First Thursday opening, March 7, 2019. Tattoo-clad performers will pose as live art models while telling stories of the inspirations behind their tattoos, lending a living, beating heart to the works on the gallery walls. Performance happens intermittently between 6:30-8:30pm.
The Importance of Being Frank, a one-person performance by Rusty Tennant – Artistic Director of Fuse Theatre Ensemble and a featured model in InkBodySkinPaint+Fire – explores the theses that Shakespeare was gay. Tennant takes their audience on a fast-paced exploration of the mysteries surrounding the greatest playwright of all time on Saturday, March 16 at 4:00pm. (Donations accepted.)
The Invisibility of Visibility, literary readings by members of the Street Roots vendor community, will take place Tuesday, March 26, 6-7:30pm. Sponsors include Street Roots, Gallery 114 and the Pearl District Neighborhood Association.
All events take place at Gallery 114, located at 1100 NW Glisan, Portland, Oregon, and are free to the public.
Please see also: www.davidslader.com
Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune, where he is currently the Business Reporter. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com
This show was recorded at KBOO on March 9, 2019 in Production 3.