AVRAM EISEN GALLERY
AN EXHIBITION OF STRANGE PHOTOGRAPHY
COLLABORATIVE PAINT-PHOTOGRAPHY BY RW RUEHLEN & TIMMY SAMUEL
LIGHT-MOVEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PERRY
MIXED-MEDIA ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAM ADAMS
OUR MARCH EXHIBITION WILL FEATURE WORK BY FOUR CHICAGO ARTISTS WHO HAVE PUT A SIGNIFICANT FOCUS ON MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY. ALL THOUGH THEIR STYLES AND FEATURES VARY QUITE EXTRAORDINARILY, WHAT THEY SHARE IN COMMON IS THEIR DESIRE TO KEEP THE PHOTOS 'AS IS'. NO ALTERATIONS ARE DONE AFTER THE FACT, WHAT IS CAPTURED THROUGH THE LENS IS WHAT IS SEEN BY THE VIEWER.
RW RUEHLEN & TIMMY SAMUEL: Ryan & Timmy work together with a model to create strange, mystic portraits in acrylic and photography. Ryan uses the human form as the canvas for his otherworldly-neon interpretation of spiritual iconography. Timmy then puts the model in motion between multi-flash photography and pitch-darkness which illuminates an animated, warped and androgynous form. This is an ongoing experiment which for the time being is known as the "living sculptures project". The two of them are always looking for new and interesting subjects to dehumanize, therefore the collaboration is open to those who wish to take part in this project.
STEVE PERRY: Each of my images has an exposure time of thirty seconds.In those moments, I imagine I can reveal a dimension where both spirit and body are visible for my camera.I work in almost total darkness, literally tracing patterns with light. My digital camera shows my results immediately,informing me from one image to the next.Once an exposure is made the image is complete.I do not alter what my camera records.
SAM ADAMS: Sam appears to spend as much time collecting, organizing, and conceptualizing material for his abstract photos as he does actually creating his stunning photos. His mixed media photographs are a collection of dead, aquatic and livestock creatures, paint, vegetation, and plenty of time meticulously organizing the space to create humorous, aesthetically intriguing, yet grotesque, fields of color and balance.
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH 5-9PM
WINE AND FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED
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