He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore

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© Courtesy of the artist and Iceberg Gallery
He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore

7714 N Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626
January 15th, 2011 - February 26th, 2011
Opening: January 15th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm by appointment only

Jason Hanasik
Opening at 6pm on January 15, 2011

“He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore” is a photography project
which engages image-making as a platform to intervene inside Western culture’s
traditions and expectations related to masculinity, class, and heroism. This
project opens up a space for a counter-narrative to exist. This new narrative
focuses on individual experience, vulnerability, and intimacy as opposed to that
which is enforced by the State, an impenetrable unit of men.

“We, the men of these images and I, might not sit at an equal distance from the
center, but we all have a complicated relationship to what is considered normal --
to our benefit and our destruction.”

Jason Hanasik was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1981. He received his MFA
in Fine Arts with a focus in photography and video from California College of
the Arts in 2009. Hanasik’s work has been exhibited internationally and his
project “He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore” was recognized
by Aperture Magazine during their 2009 Portfolio Prize competition. Hanasik is
currently an instructor for the City of San Francisco and at the ASUC Art Studio
at the University of California at Berkeley.