"The privilege of a life time is becoming more of who you are."
This quote guides the focus of a photographic critique group that I began 5 years ago....
I envisioned the group as a way of providing a forum for sharing work with the goal of helping each photographer further refine their personal vision... Once the work is fully realized, suggestions are offered up on how to send it out into the world.
I am happy to announce that the group will be have an exhibition on May 17th at the Bridgeport Art Center. The artists included in the show are Ilze Arajs, Nelson Armour, Susan Annable, Art Fox, Alan Leder, Janet Mesic - Mackie, Yvette Meltzer, Mary Rafferty, Neil Spinner and Jessica Tampas and yours truly.
The exhibit is going to be very exciting. The show focuses on nature and humanity. The work spans psychological renderings of complete strangers, roller derby life, discarded dolls, in addition to abstractions from nature and architecture. This compelling exhibition will be shown in the beautiful exhibition space at the Bridgeport Art Center.
Here is a sampling...
|Alan Leder ~ Architectural Elements|
|Ilze Arajs ~ Holding fast in ebb and flow|
|Janet Mesic-Mackie ~ Horses|
|Jane Fulton Alt ~ The Burn|
|Nelson Armour ~ Park Avenue Beach|
|Jessica Tampas ~ Unbroken|
|Yvette Meltzer ~ Revolutions|
|Mary Rafferty ~ Derby Life|
|Neil Spinner ~ I Am The Other|
|Susan Annable ~ Memento Mori|
|Art Fox ~ Facing the Homeless|
There will also be a presentation on Thursday, May 30th from 7-9pm on the life and work of Vivian Maier, presented by Author Rich Cahan and master printer Ron Gordon.
I have personally been working on two books that will be released in late September on the burn. The "trade" book will be published by Kehrer Verlag in Germany.
I have also collaborated with Chicago book artist, Teresa Pankratz, on a limited edition artist made book titled
I am thrilled that the artist book will be available for viewing at the Bridgeport Art Center show. We have been working all winter on the structure and design and are currently going into full production. The "book" (more like an object) will be available in a limited edition of 18. All pre-orders will include a signed copy of the trade book.
Hope to see you at the Bridgeport Art Center on Friday, May 17th from 7 - 10pm....
Refreshments and live music by Raman Hen. Come celebrate the arts with us!
1200 W. 35th Street
Dan Ryan to 35th Street, west about a mile
(free parking on north side of building)