James Chasse Memorial & new Randy Moe show

Jim Jim, by Randy Moe - 2011

Jim Jim, by Randy Moe - 2011

On October 28, 2006 over 400 people came together to remember the life and death of James Chasse.

You can now listen to that memorial service in its entirety. Speaking are – Patricia Ross of First Congregational Church, John Paul Davis of First Congregational Church, Jim and Pamela Chasse, Linda Gerber (Jim’s mother), Mark Chasse, KT Kincaid, Eva Lake, Steve Doughton, X J Elliott, Mike Lastra, Avel Gordly, Beckie Child, Martin Gonzales, & Jason Renaud.

Jim’s Memorial – Part One
Jim’s Memorial – Part Two

READ – Remembering a gentle soul, pursuing justice, Oregonian, October 23, 2006
LISTEN – Nothing to Fear, a song for Jim Jim, by the Neo Boys – 1979
Neo Boys – Nothing To Fear (For Jim Jim)

The documentary film, Alien Boy: the Death and Life of James Chasse is a direct response to his memorial

Randy Moe: 1979

The Independent is pleased to present a group of poignant punk portraits by Randy Moe.

1979 – by Randy Moe (click through to see the show).

Known for his remarkable drawing skills, Randy Moe, like many of us, is a casual photographer. In the late 70s and early 80s he documented his friends of the burgeoning Punk Rock scene in Portland.

This particular exhibition is sourced from a single roll of Polaroid film all shot in 1979. Of the 12 photographs, 4 of the subjects have passed on – from drugs, from AIDS, from illness and from police brutality. Like the subjects, the portraits possess a rare veracity and authentic feel of the times.

Reception for the artist – First Thursday, November 3, 6 -9 PM.

Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday 12 – 6PM and by appointment. The Independent is located at 530 NW 12th, Portland, Oregon.