In Decay - Stitching America's Ruins
Chicago Cultural Center Exhibition Opening
“In Decay – Stitching America’s Ruins”
Artist's Reception Friday, April 13, 2012
The Chicago Cultural Center proudly presents the large-scale photographs of Eric Holubow. His subjects are architectural interiors of places man has forgotten, but time has not. His work tells stories of times past that play out in the viewer's mind. Whether in the engine room at the former industrial behemoth Bethlehem Steel or the impressive view from the stage of the Uptown Theater, all of these cultural cornerstones now stand silent. Whether grand or commonplace, Holubow's images share an inherent beauty that few recognize in a building's final days. Holubow has chosen to capture these fleeting moments and reveal them to us, perhaps to act as a reminder of our own mortality. His highly detailed, ultra-wide angle photographs are startling in their magnitude and explicitness. This show is set in the Michigan Avenue Gallery’s intimate south salon – a choice that serves to further draw the viewer in.
Reception (public invited) - Friday, April 13, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Exhibition - Saturday, March 31 though Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
Chicago Cultural Center, South Salon of the Michigan Ave Gallery
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone 312-744-6630 (main number)
One block east of the “Randolph” El stop of the Orange, Pink, Green, Purple and Brown lines.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Chicago artist, Eric Holubow offers a maturity in his photographs that belie his young age. With a Masters in Design from IIT’s Institute of Design, it is no surprise that Holubow is fascinated with buildings. He joined the program in 2002, the same year the former New Bauhaus also discontinued offering a masters degree in photography. Now Holubow continues what remains of the photography curriculum by teaching its graduate level photography course. Link to CBS Evening News clip here.
ABOUT CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER:
Originally built in 1897 as Chicago’s first central public library, the Chicago Cultural Center was established in 1991 as the nation’s first and most comprehensive free municipal cultural venue. Drawn by its beauty and abundant free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year, making it one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. This stunning landmark building is home to two magnificent stained glass domes, as well as free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events.