First Friday Reception: Friday February 6th, 6-8pm
“SHAKE, a collection of warped and spittle-flinging dogs, is meant to be enjoyed for all of its simple, silly, distorted grossness. These dogs built my career. They paved the way with their wonky eyes and distorted lips, posted innocently on Facebook in late 2011, quickly finding their way around the world in a viral frenzy. This phenomenon left me scrambling to use the opportunity to find a way to make a stable living as an artist by taking pictures of cute animals. I continue to feel like I’m getting away with something after finding success in the last few years.”
Carli Davidson is both an internationally recognized award winning photographer and an experienced animal trainer and caretaker. Carli is a freelance photographer for the Oregon Zoo, and works regularly with domestic animals both commercially and for her fine art projects. Her history working at the Oregon Zoo, nature preserves and animal rescues have given her the opportunity to care for everything from chimpanzees to rats. Check out more of Carli’s work at carlidavidsonphotography.com.