Deputy Director and Chief Curator Karen Irving talking about my work in conversation with a Vera Lutter piece in the recent show re:collections at MoCP.
I will have four pieces in the upcoming exhibition, New Bauhaus Chicago: Experiment Photography and Film at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin. I am honored to be included in the exhibition alongside some of my photographic heroes and fellow Chicago artists, Sonja Thomsen, Assaf Evron and Doug Fogelson. Looking forward to the opening next week!
New Bauhaus Chicago: Experiment Photography and Film
November 15, 2017 - March 3, 2018
Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung
D - 10785 Berlin
October 11th-November 17th
Reception: Friday October 20th, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday October 25th, 12pm
Rooted in the actions of the pedestrian, Urban Constructs depicts the experience of the urban space in relationship to the physical body by juxtaposing two disparate and ongoing bodies of work, City Space and Stray Light.
In the bright light of day, the city’s surface is on display. Buildings appear as solid and impenetrable structures, large swaths of concrete dominate the space, and anonymous individuals fill the streets. The images in City Space speak to the physical environment of the city and its emotional and psychological impact on the body. I use the city as a stage and transform the physical space into a psychological one. These photographs reconstruct mundane events in the city that I have personally experienced or witnessed in public. Similar to a street photographer, I wander the streets for hours, observing life, making snapshots, taking note of people, locations, and lighting; these become the foundation for my work. Stark light, deep shadow and muted color are visual strategies I explore to describe the city.
As night falls, this once solid facade of the city fades away. The impenetrable structures appear vulnerable, offering a glimpse of the contents inside. Light emanating from the windows speaks to the individuals who reside inside, acting as a marker of their presence in the physical space. Carefully constructing each image from multiple photographs, I reform the urban landscape in my own vision—one that seeks to reconstruct the heavens in its absence above the cityscape. Light emanating from each window references a world unknown, evoking a sense of mystery and awe.
Visually very different, both projects speak to my perception and experience of the urban environment and those who reside within it. Light is used as a tool to transform the urban landscape, imaging it anew, whether in the natural light of day or the incandescent light that fills the night sky.
This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Very excited to be in Sundays issue of the New York Times Style Magazine! This summer I had the opportunity to photograph 5 very talented and lovely production designers for the story. If you get the paper please check it out. You can also read the story online HERE . I have also posted the images in the editorial/commision section of my site.
Very excited to have some work in Expo Chicago this year! If you are at the fair please make sure to stop by Catherine Edelman's booth and check it out.
Catherine Edelman - Booth 257
EXPO CHICAGO is located at Chicago's historic Navy Pier in the Festival Hall | 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago IL 60611.
13-17 September 2017
At the end of last year MoCP purchased two of my images for their permanent collection. I am thrilled one of the images, Perpetual Shadow will be in their upcoming show re:collection, opening next week. Hope to see you there!
Opening Reception: Thursday, 7/13 from 5-7 at MoCP
Museum of Contemporary Photography
at Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
re:collection is a celebration of the MoCP’s vast archive of photographs, and an exploration of how we perceive images. A stream of images runs through the galleries, spanning the history of photography and offering a diverse array of approaches. Each photograph speaks to its neighboring photograph in terms of content, form or another, more subtle, connecting factor waiting to be discovered. At certain junctures, tributaries are formed that group related ideas and address some of the most pressing social issues of our time. Each line of images starts with a camera-less construction, a nod to the beginnings of the medium when images were made without the camera apparatus as we know it today, and a gesture meant to underscore the unreliability of photographic representation.
I will have a few pieces in the upcoming show, Gallery Artists 2017 at The Catherine Edelman Gallery. Make sure to stop by and check out the show if you happen to be gallery hopping tomorrow evening in the River North district.
Floriane de Lassée
Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison
Gallery Artists 2017
May 5 — July 8, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017 5:00-7:00pm
Catherine Edelman Gallery
300 W. Superior St. Chicago, IL 60654
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 - 5:30 pm
This month I have an interview and images from two bodies of work featured in Harper's Bazaar Korea. The article is called Patterns of a City. Also featured in the article is fellow Catherine Edelman Artist Serge Najjar.
Below is the entire article.
The image Splatter from my City Space series was featured in TAFMAG's first book Banana Split, which features the work of 50 musicians, painters, fashion designers, illustrators and photographers from all over the world.
I'm honored to have a piece from my Stray Light series in MoCP's annual benefit tomorrow night along side so many amazingly talented artist. Please turn out and support the museum!
DARKROOM | 2 MARCH 2017
VIP RECEPTION | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
MoCP | 600 S. MICHIGAN AVE.
BENEFIT AUCTION + PARTY | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
VENUE SIX10 | 610 S. MICHIGAN AVE.
Join the photography community for our annual benefit, DARKROOM, and enjoy a festive evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an auction. All proceeds will support MoCP exhibitions, public programs and community engagement initiatives.
SILVER CAMERA AWARD HONOREE: Victor Skrebneski
AUCTION ARTISTS INCLUDE: Dawoud Bey, Clarissa Bonet, Kate Breakey, Daniel Coburn, Kelli Connell, Barbara Diener, Terry Evans, Brendan Fernandes, Juan Fernandez, Jin Lee, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, Curtis Mann, Colleen Plumb, Victoria Samburnaris, Geissler/Sann, Viviane Sassen, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Victor Skrebneski, Alec Soth, Sonja Thomsen, Jan Tichy, Iké Udé, Helena Wilson, Hyounsang Yoo.
Thrilled to announce the recent acquisition of two City Space images into the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
The image Mixed Use, from my City Space project was featured in the March Issue of Popular Photography!
Thrilled to share another assignment for Chicago Magazine! I had the opportunity to photograph the talented Nate Marshall in Bronzeville, Chicago.
SL.2015.0608 Chicago, 2015
A piece from my Stray Light series is included in the exhibition The City Beautiful at the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Curated by George William Price
Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
35 E Upper Wacker Dr, Suite 2600 Chicago, IL, 60601, United States
Gallery Hours- by appointment
I’m happy to share images from my recent assignment for Chicago Magazine. Last month I photographed the lovely and talented writer Kathleen Rooney. Her book Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk comes out next month; make sure to check it out.
I'm a little late posting this because I have been sick. Last week WIRED featured me on their site! check out the article written by Laura Mallonee.
Thrilled to be interviewed for Ain-Bad by Rachael Jump! We discuss both bodies of work in my current exhibition at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, City Space + Stray Light.
Click HERE to read the whole interview.
Chicago Gallery News interviewed me about my work and practice. Click on the image below to read the entire interview.