Noah Addis: Future Cities
This is a past event. Sunday, April 28 at 12:00pm 5:00pm
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts 122 N.W. Eighth Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Exhibit on display: April 4–28, 2019.
Part of the 2019 Pacific Northwest Drawers Exhibition: April 4, 2019–March 31, 2020
First Thursday opening reception: April 4, 6-9 p.m.
Artist talk with Noah Addis: Thursday, April 4, 5 p.m.
Artist talk with Meghan L. E. Kirkwood: Saturday, April 20, 3 p.m.
In Future Cities, Noah Addis explores informal communities throughout the world in which people must survive outside of the official economy. Addis’ goal is to challenge the ingrained perception of “chaos and disorder” that many people have when thinking of informal housing settlements.
He writes, “I have focused on the landscape and architecture of these homes and communities in order to show the creativity and resilience of the people who created them. The efficiency and the adaptive nature of these self-built communities makes them worthy of attention in order to see what can be learned from them about urban planning and sustainable development.”
Future Cities is the recipient of the 2018 Critical Mass Solo Show Award presented in collaboration with Photolucida.
Noah Addis is a photographer currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Addis graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Photography. He has worked on documentary projects across the globe, including locations in Africa, Iraq and the United States. Addis’s work is held in public collections, including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Additionally, Addis has been awarded fellowships from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, the Independence Foundation and the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation.