Made in Chicago
June 13 - September 2, 2008
The Chicago Group Show presented by the Schneider Gallery captures the great variety of photographers Chicago is home to.
is fertile ground for artists of all kinds; photographers being some of
the most exceptional. Surely the variety of extremes- the buttery
mid-western light of day and rich shadows of night; the tight corners
and monumental architecture of the city that give way to an expansive
landscape has an influence on all of us but is of particular
inspiration for the photographer.
The Schneider Gallery is proud
to present the work of Robert Babbin, Les Boschke, Adam Holtzman, Sarah
McKemie, and Terttu Uibopuu, and Seung Jae Kim, Six Chicagoland
artists. Babbin and Boschke enhance and shift realities. Babbin pushes
the colors of the natural world to high intensity, and Boschke
transforms every day architecture into the fantastic. Holtzman, McKemie
and Uibopuu, focus on the figure, and turn the camera on themselves.
Holtzman directly confronts self-portraiture and has developed a unique
photo-processing technique which uses coffee as a developer. McKemie
and Uibopuu collaborate on dual self-portraits; the resulting images
reveal a tension between anxiety and awareness, and Seung Jae Kim
questions existence and presence by altering our perception of reality.
these artists differ in age, approach, and philosophy the Schneider
Gallery is able to bring together a real and concrete cross section of
artists and work, effectively highlighting not only these talented
artists, but the range of themes and working styles they explore.