Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Environ I from Chris Hefner on Vimeo.
Featured Artist: Chris Hefner
Environ I is an ongoing series of film and video loops. These fragmentary moments offer the viewer a very simple gesture of suspension, but in so doing introduce the possibility of a missing whole, existing elsewhere. Though they are self-contained, the feeling that they have been removed from a larger narrative, or perhaps are made in replication of a piece of one, surrounds the simplicity of their form with the tension of uncertainty and the possibility of absence.
Hefner's film work, drawings and screen prints will be featured in Dystopia, which runs March 30th - May 1st at the gallery.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Schurz High School students in the After School Matters photography program attended the youth-based show featuring their work at Las Manos Gallery on Sunday. The program is a part of a non-profit organization that encourages students to experience out-of-school activities including science, sports, tech and art. The students featured at the gallery shot film and learned to process by hand. Several students sold work during the opening. Thank you ASM for making the gallery's Sunday memorable!
Ashley Colon,17, stands with Michael, who purchased her piece at top center. Victor Castillo, 16, points the photograph that sold.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Gallery Artist Michael McGuire's collage photographs are true to form! Instead of his usual Photoshop wizardry, scissors, glue and paper became his prevalent tools. McGuire senses that the progression of the digital world has begun to accelerate beyond people's ability to grasp it. To slow down the process he took photographs of his urban environment and re-arranged them by hand, adding a human touch to the process...
A detail of Michael's collage- a whisper of the city behind the boarded-up apartment building.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Single image from Clark's Fuji Instaprint series
Clark & Ainsle (Oct 9, 2011)
Paul Clark's brick series stems from his wanderings through Chicago alleyways. Fuji Instaprint camera in hand he captures light, pattern and geometric inconsistencies that give the brick walls he photographs an abstracted look. Together in grid form they create a feeling of color and movement but fittingly enough recreate a wall, built up image by image...
Paul Clark is a Chicago Photographer that has shown in places such as the Silver Eye Center for Photography, PA., Fort Wayne Museum, IN., of Art and Rockford Art Museum, IL.