About the Artist:
Jessica Holder is a recent graduate from George Fox University with a degree in Cinematography and Photography. She grew up in New Jersey and California with hopes of building a creative career after college. Now settled in Oregon, she is pursuing Photography and desires to travel around the world capturing different people and cultures. Holder still practices her degree with Cinematography and plans to incorporate documentary filmmaking in her future travels and career. This will be her first Photography exhibition to portray her style and further her dream of capturing more faces.
“My artwork in style is very simplistic and consists of a short depth of focus and a vision between abstract and personal. I am inspired to photograph people by each of their unique stories and the challenge of interpreting them visually. The concept of this series is to find the Beauty in Everyday. I search for a story behind every face, thus began the journey of photographing the people closest to me: to create something more out of the people I interact with. What I found was differences, laughter and a whole lot of heart and part of my dream is showcasing it to a wider audience.
In tandem with the Gallery showing, I will be hosting a Community Portrait event at the Chehalem Cultural Center on September 14th in hopes of capturing stories from a wider group of people. Though I began with the people closest to me, I hope to find new faces in the surrounding area to tell a broader story of Newberg’s culture.”
Check out more of Jessica’s work www.jessicaholder.com
Artist Reception: Friday October 4, 5:00-8:00pm
GALLERY SEASON SPONSOR: ART ELEMENTS GALLERY