Patrick (Bed) from the series He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore , photo by Jason Hanasik, courtesy the artist
Emerging artist and 2009 Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner Up, Jason Hanasik has been gaining acclaim for his body of work He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore. Recently featured on FlakPhoto.com and in Andy Adams and Larissa Leclair‘s 100 Portraits exhibition, Hanasik will also be lecturing about his work and offering a workshop: Contemporary Photographic Practices & Portfolio Development at the Photo Center NW in Seattle.
Hanasik has said of the series, that he utilizes image-making as a wedge to intervene inside Western culture’s traditions and expectations related to masculinity, class, and heroism. This project opens up a space for a counter-narrative to exist, one that focuses on individual experience, vulnerability, and intimacy rather than that which is enforced by the State: an impenetrable unit.
Patrick (Bed), 2007, from the series He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore is available from Aperture as a limited edition photograph.
Friday, February 4, 7:00 pm
Workshop: Contemporary Photographic Practices and Portfolio Development:
Saturday, February 5, 10:00-2:00 pm
Photo Center NW
900 12th Avenue
Seattle WA 98122