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Art Fox: Walls

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© Courtesy of Chicago Cultural Center
Art Fox: Walls

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
October 1st, 2011 - December 21st, 2011
Opening: October 14th, 2011 5:30 PM - 7:30 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

Art Fox's photos focus on walls. A structural element found everywhere in the world, "wall" may bring to mind a blank, an obstacle or a container, but in Fox's photographs, walls are much more. They tell us about who and what they enclose or keep out, and about the people who erect, embellish, deface or destroy them. Consistent among all of Fox's photographs is the urge they induce in the viewer to draw closer, to inspect in more detail. Rather than close us out, these walls draw us in, compelling us to imagine the time passed around and behind them. A practicing physician who has published both scientific articles and poetry, Art Fox began developing his photographs in a home-made darkroom in the 1970s, and now works with a digital camera.