Richard Speer of the Willamette Week picked this show as Best photography show in Portland of 2012: “Brad Carlile’s Tempus Incognitus at the Independent took us on a tour of brightly colored hotel rooms, rendered in eerie long exposures.”
530 NW 12th(12th & Hoyt), Portland Oregon
Exhibition: Jul 7th to 7-Aug 14th 2011
Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday 12 – 6PM and by appointment.
July 7th, 6-9PM,
Eva Lake’s The Independent gallery is pleased to present photographs by Brad Carlile as our inaugural exhibition. 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 14th.
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.
Carlile had twelve images in the show.
Read this great review of the show in the Willamette week. (WW recommended)