5208 Ballard Ave
Monday-Saturday 11-7
Sunday 11-5

Monday, November 24, 2008

Dear Friends opens December 13th, 7-9 pm

Opening Reception December 13th from 7-9pm. Please join us for this event, Christian will be in attendance.



Artist Bio: Christian Hansen is a Seattle based photographer and cinematographer who has been making pictures for nearly a decade. In addition to his still series at 20twenty, his motion picture work has screened at numerous festivals and been broadcast nationwide. He is currently developing his first feature film.

Artis Statement: Let me just start by saying that like any other photograph ever taken, these are stuck in a very brief moment in time. One two hundredths of a second to be exact. All taken within a few days of each other a little less than a year ago.

They depict people, all of whom are my friends and family, in their homes. These people sit and stoop and crouch and stand within the confines of their bedroom or living room.

The idea was to take a person, who I knew and loved, put them in a setting where they were most comfortable and photograph them. We would sit there for an hour or two or three talking, while I would hit the shutter.

I wanted to communicate what all of these people mean to me and how I might describe them in a single frame.

These are the most important people to me in the world and though you may not understand why from the solitary photo perhaps you will be able to identify with some attribute of it. Perhaps you will develop a relationship with the photo itself.

Some of the couples have since split ways; while many of the singles have since found a chosen one. Long hair has been chopped, short hair grown. Homes have been moved across town or to a different state entirely, a different coast.

These are my dear friends.