“Forster/Mathers | Built by Hand” Exhibit Now Open!

By November 6, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

The November Gallery exhibit at Portland’s Center for Architecture (CFA,) that I had the privilege of helping to install, opened to the public on a November 6th First Thursday event.  Here’s a description of the event, from the CFA website:

For over 30 years photographers Bruce Forster and Michael Mathers have been documenting the way the world works.

Built by Hand explores the world of bridges and shipyards.

Bruce Forster’s compelling images document the up-close and personal construction of Portland’s own Tilikum Crossing – Bridge of the People. “Every piece of iron, every drop of concrete, every foot of cable has been touched by human hands.”

Michael Mathers’s collection of images capture the grandeur of the Astoria Marine Construction Company (AMCCO) – built as a small boatyard in 1922 producing fishing vessels and yachts, it expanded during WWII to build wooden minesweepers and today uses much of the same machinery.

The exhibit will be on display at the CFA through the end of November 2014.  Gallery hours are M: 12-5pm, T-F: 9am-5pm.  Visit the Center for Architecture’s website at: http://cfaoregon.org/ and be sure to check out this inspiring and informative exhibit before it’s gone!

If you are unable to visit the exhibit, check out this video featuring photographer Bruce Forster discussing his story, and sharing the work he’s been doing in documenting the construction of Portland’s Tilikum Crossing: