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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/
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.
Hello awesome art enthusiasts!
We have just recently updated our exhibitions page on our website with some images of our current exhibition — Heidi Norton’s Reasons to Cut Into the Earth.
Also, the show will be installed through Wednesday February 29th, with open gallery hours next Saturday and Sunday (25th-26th) from 12-5PM. Otherwise, you can view the exhibition by appointment.
Head on over to our website and check out some images of the installation HERE! or by copying and pasting the URL — http://www.johallaprojects.com/calendar/current-exhibition/
Johalla Projects is excited to present Chiara No’s new work, WILD THINGS, I THINK I LOVE YOU this Saturday at 7PM! Join us!
Chiara No’s practice is to redefine and re-construct materials by stripping them of their original purpose and cultural significance, reducing them to objects qua objects. Through the recalibration of these objects, she intends to illicit pure aesthetic seduction. The objects avoid didacticism and social critique; not out of anti-intellectualism, but rather out of an indifference towards intellect. By presenting streamers and embroideries without origin, context, or function, the work’s intent is to highlight their inherent beauty. They are feral forms, practical items which have escaped their domestic sphere. Wholly superficial and unconcerned with wit or place, they lean instead toward an existential happiness, an emotional zone where the pieces’ essential nothingness is in fact its content. And, grouped together, the pieces play against each other, exhibiting an even stronger, more congenial emptiness that defies both original and new milieu; they emphasize that an accumulation of everything is still nothing.
We here at Johalla Projects are excited to start 2012 and our new season of programming! As January gets underway, we have decided to revamp our online outlets. These updates include new looks and much more current and relevant content for our website, our blog, our Tumblr, our Twitter, and our Facebook. We want to get YOU involved and provide really cool information and great art for anyone and everyone interested!
Just as a little refresher for you all, look for us on all of the following:
We look forward to hearing from you in 2012!
Please join us for Crossing the Rubikon, an exhibit of work by sophomore year School of the Art Institute students curated by Barbara DeGenevieve. With this exhibit, Zeb Arrington, Jon Chacon, Alyssa Chappe, Julia Cuddy, Andrew Green, Angel Harrold, Carson Hoerz, Mira Ishii, Vivian Kvitka, Joan Laser, Elliott Mickleburgh, Sandra Nazz, Jannah Tate, Wei Hsinyen, and Marie Weston are declaring their decision to continue on with their BFA program. The reception for Crossing the Rubikon is on November 4th from 7 – 10pm with a video screening at 8pm and a performance by Wei Hsinyen at 9pm.
This week artist Ryan Duggan will have his piece “Today Is Yours” installed at the California Blue line station. What a great piece to come home to.
A solo exhibition by Heather Gabel
Opening: October 7th, 7-10pm
Exhibition: October 7th-28th
Heather Gabel has long been known as the artist behind the macabre imagery of Chicago’s punk legends Alkaline Trio. For over fifteen years, Gabel has been combining skeletons, lace, blood, back-alley surgery, and the style of a depressed-but-classy European great-grandmother to create one of the most enduring, stylish, and instantly recognizable branding campaigns in underground music. Now, Heather Gabel is bringing a show to Chicago’s Johalla Projects that features a retrospective of her own work as well as her work with the band, exposing the genesis of her iconic Alkaline Trio designs. The installation will include the original xeroxed/ hand drawn / cut/ pasted t shirt designs for the Alkaline Trio plus notes, album art, old photos, and sketches all pulled from Heather’s archives and displayed in classic ‘high school kid bedroom wall flyer collection’ style.
At the opening reception on Friday, October 7th at 7 pm, Ms. Gabel will be on hand to answer your questions and will be releasing her limited edition book featuring all of the t shirt designs she’s done for the band as well as a limited edition series of prints of 10 designs hand picked by herself and the band that span the entire 15 years that they have been working together. This exhibit is a must-see for fans of Alkaline Trio, fans of Heather Gabel’s art, aspiring artists, anyone interested in branding, collectors, or anyone who just wants to get their picture taken with a pretty girl. So, Chicagoland vampires, punks and lovelorn little skeletons, this is your warning: October 7th at Johalla Projects. Be there or forever kick yourself for missing out on the exact point where your favorite art meets your favorite music.
The show will run from October 7th-28th. Viewings after the opening are made by appointment only. You can make an appointment through firstname.lastname@example.org