Chris Jordan: Running the Numbers an American Self-Portrait

November 6 – December 17, 2010
SFU Gallery

Chris Jordan is a Seattle-based photographer who quantifies consumption via images that reveal exactly how many products are bought or discarded in a given period of time; a minute, an hour, a day or a year. His photograph titled Plastic Bottles, for instance, depicts, as stated in its subtitle, Two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.

Running the Numbers is presented in collaboration with Winsor Gallery and curated by Bill Jeffries.

A brochure with texts by Lucy Lippard and Bill Jeffries is available at the exhibition. Copies of Jordan’s book Running the Numbers: An American Self-portrait, published by Prestel, are available for purchase.


Opening Reception
Saturday, November 6, 2010, 2–5 pm

Lunchtime Tours of the Exhibition
Tuesday, November 9, 12:05pm and 12:35pm
Wednesday, November 10, 12:05pm and 12:35pm
Thursday, November 18, 12:05pm and 12:35pm
Friday, November 19, 12:05pm and 12:35pm