August 1st – August 31st, 2014
Curated by Sarah Jamison and Christian Arrecis
Artists: Allison Grant, Anastasia Samoylova, and Mark Dorf
Contemporary experience, the role of technology, and availability of resources have changed our sense of place within the world and how we understand it. Photography as a tool of navigation and interpretation is nothing new, however, technolvvogical inroads have inexorably altered how we consume the landscape and images of it.
New Landscapes highlights the work of Allison Grant, Anastasia Samoylova and Mark Dorf. These artists have a transformational and a considered approach to the environment. Through construction and manipulation, personal forays and investigations, their work embodies the duality of the personal and spiritual, the organic and virtual.
© Allison Grant
Expanding the Frame
Chicago Photography Center
November 1st - December 15th 2013
Curated by Tommy J. Reyes and Jennifer Murray
Artists: Patrick Craig Manning, Antonio Martinez, and Jonathan Gitelson
The still image has long been the norm in photography. While the medium is used for both making and taking photographs and the co-mingling of analog and digital processes has become quite mainstream the frame remains a constant. Expanding the Frame questions the role of photography as a device of straight documentation, or even manipulation, by reevaluating the nature of the photograph as a still image and object on the wall. The three artists presented here, Jonathan Gitlelson, Patrick Craig Manning, and Antonio Martinez employ photography to expound upon narratives that can only be told through the incorporation of additional perspectives, points of view, and time.
Conceptually, each of these artists explores the mundane, common, daily experiences that lend themselves to the simplicity of photographic stillness. However, expanding the basic tenets of photography into space and time creates opportunities for viewer experiences that reach beyond the frame asking us to question what is seen as well as unseen, exploring multiple points of views that cannot be conveyed in a single image.
© Antonio J. Martinez
© Patrick Carig Manning
© Anastasia Samoylova