This exhibition of photography, films and art books traces Chicago’s role in Ishimoto’s studies and professional work and how that would influence Japanese photography and photo publishing.
Pictures of cats and plants might be common online, but Eichhorn’s collages elevate flora and fauna to aesthetic delights.
Discarded materials of commercial film photography, often used for light and color testing, often in the form of slides, provide Greenberger the materials for her collage and multi-media based works. This exhibition sources the ephemera of pre-digital photography in service to a highly advanced, process-based post-digital printing practice.
Round out the year with Chicago’s most promising exhibitions and art events.
The artist’s fourth solo exhibition at Monique Meloche imagines gardens as the site of race, class and power relations in a postcolonial world.
Fabric-based pieces tightly focused on contrasts in material and texture, rather than color, encompass a thoughtful and compelling statement by an artist searching for balance in the midst of the mundane.
Mayorga dramatizes excess and questions access. Gendered colors, labor and signifiers of luxury are pushed to their most luscious and vivid extreme as a way to undermine the oppressive structures that created them.
Fresh as ever, a penetrating exhibition of the beloved Hairy Who reminds us of the risk-taking that today’s new art lacks.
With portraits of Chicago’s drag stars, Helen Maurene Cooper revives anachronistic photographic technologies to create a speculative history of queer photography.
A vital exhibition of photographs offering an unparalleled look at Chicago’s coming of age.