Please take note of Filter Photo Festival’s open call for submissions on the topic of “New Methods of Photographic Making”. The competition is juried by the excellent Jason Lazarus and selected entries will participate in an exhibition at Johalla Projects in March!
Find more information here: http://www.filterfestival.com/archetype-drift-juried-exhibition/
In Collaboration with ACRE Projects:
Opening Reception: January 11, 2013 from 8-10PM
Gallery Hours: By Appointment Only
Join Andrew Mausert-Mooney and collaborators* on January 11th for an evening of cinematic vivisection.
**On one end of the gallery there is a set. An actor performs a series of gestures amidst props, camera persons, a musician, projected backdrops and a studio audience. Simultaneously, at the other end of the gallery, the resulting video piece (WEATHER PATTERNS) – restricted by frame, dismissive of scale, married by cut – is presented via live feed on a monitor.
The performance repeats, like a voice pronouncing a word until only sound can be heard, for the duration of the opening. At the end of the night a single iteration of the video is selected to run, opposite the empty set, for the remainder of the show.
This opening is produced in collaboration with ACRE Projects.
Andrew Mausert-Mooney (b. 1986) is a Chicago-based artist working with 16mm film,video, performance and installation. Andrew’s work has showed in festivals, galleries and exhibition series around the world including the American Film Institute, CineVegas, Chicago Underground, Gallery 400, the Sullivan Gallery and Other Cinema. He recently received his MFA from the University of Illinois-Chicago in the Spring of 2012.
*Kimberly Christian, Edward Dignan, Marriana Milhorat, and Tim Nickodemus
**As a preview of the work, the artist has provided the above information.
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Upcoming at Johalla Projects:
Ian Whitmore is now installed at the CTA’s Damen Blue Line station! Stop by and check out the public work! Don’t forget his opening at Johalla Projects this Saturday from 7-11PM.
Our upcoming solo show with Ian Whitmore was named of the “Ten Must See Art Shows” in the Fall by Chicago Magazine along with the likes of Danh Vo, Steve McQueen, Melanie Schiff, and more!
Gallery Hours: By appointment only
Nowhere is an ambiguous yet ubiquitous space. It is woven into our civic and commercial landscape as irresponsible and irrelevant decoration. In these images, we see spaces that we move through every day but rarely acknowledge for their functional purpose or aesthetic value. How we engage with these spaces speaks to how we neglectfully pass through our own culture and cities and more importantly our interactions with one another.
Through these photographs, Ian explores the ironic and garish nature of what surrounds us. By drawing the viewer into the banal and confronting the illusion that these environments are important and of interest, the mirage quickly dissolves, unveiling impotence and benign ornamentation.
Those promising paths that once led us forward, reaching into the horizon, have been cleared away and accessorized. Following the rhythm of Progress, our civic body ceaselessly expands and the horizon draws near—collapsing in on us— as it becomes clear that we have arrived nowhere in particular.
About the artist: Ian J. Whitmore was born and raised in Nebraska. He earned his BFA at University of Nebraska–Lincoln and later his MFA at Indiana University–Bloomington.
He has exhibited work nationally; most recently at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, the Chicago Cultural Center, University of Mary Washington, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, and the South Bend Regional Museum of Art.
A former Adjunct Instructor in the Photography Department at Columbia College, Ian is now an Assistant Professor of Art at Portland State University in Oregon.
Ian is currently engaged in a long-term artist book project titled Onomasticon: A Vocabulary for Nowhere derived from the body of work you see in this installation.
For more information, contact Anna Cerniglia at email@example.com.
Night Visions: New Work by Heather Gabel
OCTOBER 12 – OCTOBER 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 7-10 PM
Gallery Hours: By appointment only
While much of Heather’s earlier work deals with beautifully macabre imagery intertwined with stark lines and the graceful opulence of the past, Night Visions seeks to explore emptiness and loss, personal connectivity with the dead, and the preponderance of a spiritual after life—something more. Gabel’s new work also interrogates the inherently obsessive nature of grief while embracing the compulsive, and often consuming, self-created rituals custom-tailored to free the feelings we wish not to suffer, but the raw pathos that is unifying and undeniably human. While these experiences shape and change us; sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, a compression of time and personal, intimate histories foster an environment where a glitch in the records of memory can be highlighted, manipulated, and expressed.
The show will include new mixed media collage, photographs, prints, and shirts.
About the Artist: Born in Windsor, Canada in 1977, Heather started drawing and painting since she was a tiny child and has never stopped since. She attended the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit on a photography scholarship and finished her arts education at Columbia College in Chicago with a bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She exhibits both nationally and internationally, at present.
Her work is at once nostalgic and contemporary as she is inspired to create imagined situations culled from her best dreams and worst nightmares offering a look into what was, what is and what will never be. Experienced with many mediums, she combines, photography, painting and collage in a unique fashion to create iconic images that have a lasting impact on the viewer.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johalla Projects is currently under construction.
We are excited for our fall programming, with a new exhibition going up in early October!
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We will be posting some our Pitchfork Fest installation mentions and features over the next couple of days, so keep checking back!
Here is one feature on WBEZ 91.5′s website. They posted our time-lapse video!