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Jon Fjortoft: Photographs

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© Courtesy of the artist and Chicago Cultural Center
Jon Fjortoft: Photographs

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
April 3rd, 2010 - June 27th, 2010
Opening: April 9th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
dcase@cityofchicago.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition looks at two bodies of work by Jon Fjortoft, a largely self-taught, Chicago-based photographer.

First, his landscape portraits of manufacturing plants in the suburbs show pared down compositions and strange landscapes that emphasize the surreal quality of these relics. These are accompanied by Fjortoft’s “street photographs” that use his strong sense of formal composition to reveal keen observations of people in downtown Chicago.