Larry Alan Iversen
605 W. 21st St.
Vancouver, WA 98660
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
photography and photo-based images by Larry Alan Iversen
on view June 3rd - June 30th, 2004 at Tennessee Red's (Portland, OR)
PORTLAND, OR (May 13th, 2004)-Artist Larry Alan Iversen presents In製equential, a collection of photography and photo-based images, from June 3rd to June 30th at Tennessee Red's in Southeast Portland. Iversen preaches an unconventional approach to collaboration in photography, rejecting the "model release" tradition in favor of a Collaboration Agreement that assures full consensus and accountability for all participants. The result is provocative compositions that blend threads of confidence and intimacy, wonder and menace. In製equential is dedicated to promoting Iversen's Collaboration aesthetic and inviting participation in collaborative expression.
Iversen's collaborative work along with other images selected from his 20-year career will be on display from Thursday, June 3rd to Wednesday, June 30th, 2004 at Tennessee Red's, 2133 SE 11th Ave (at the corner of SE 11th and SE Grant).
In製equential features portraiture, landscape and figure study in black and white and color formats. Iversen employs both digital manipulation and traditional chemistry-based print-making. A continuous underlying ethos presents itself in challenging compositions that flirt with sensuality, self actualization, and lyrical vulnerability. Portland-based singer-songwriter Gina No螔l, who Iversen photographed for her 2003 CD release Letting Go of Strings, said he "created a visual meaning for my CD title... His work matched images to a phrase and made the entire project memorable on more than just an aural level."
Writes Iversen, "Only with an unwavering respect for subject, medium, and process and a deeply felt humility in the face of broader reality can an artist successfully engage experience. Such work demands meticulous attention to trust, especially in collaboration. I find conventional model release language neurotically adversarial to trust because it strips the 'model' of any say in the use of their creative expression." Failing to find any suitable alternative, Iversen penned his own Collaboration Agreement in 2002 with the help of Portland law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, which he distributes freely from his website, http://www.ferociousbluecycad.com. In製equential showcases work created under the auspices of the Collaboration document.
Larry Alan Iversen is a Vancouver, Washington based artist. First published in 1985, his photography has recently been included in CD releases from Portland-based Gina No螔l (Letting Go of Strings, 2003) and NYC-based Perry Townsend (no suggestion of silence, 2000). Iversen's work emphasizes a conceptual approach to his subjects, which range from figure studies to landscapes to abstract textural compositions. Additional information and browsable thumbnails of Iversen's images can be found on his website, http://www.ferociousbluecycad.com.
An eclectic bistro, bar and art venue in Portland's vibrant Southeast community, Tennessee Red's hosts a popular monthly featured artist show. Tennessee Red's is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (open from 12 noon on weekends). To find out more about Tennessee Red's and their featured artist program, contact Sarah Caudle-French at 503/231-1710.