Photograph as Object
Schneider Gallery invites you to join us this November as we welcome our Photograph as Object exhibition. We are excited to host works by Chicago’s Carole Harmel, Greg Halvorsen Schreck, Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral. Each of the artists’ work asks the viewer to look beyond the surface.
Carole Harmel’s captivating narratives, Plays, offer a visual representation of the Seven Deadly Sins. On view, a single still life from the series Plays, Harmel uses everyday objects in order to sequence each vice (composed of four images, total). The photographs are displayed in small lead frames, which require the viewer to both literally and figuratively release the hidden desires of each sin.
Greg Halvorsen Schreck employs technological advances in the production of his Lambertian portrait photographs. By definition a Lambertian photograph is an image that consists entirely of light and shadow. 96 pieces of wood replace pigments, inks and emulsion to construct each photograph. In the daylight, the wood pieces appear as a carved sculpture; however, a single light source raking across the surface magically reveals a black and white photograph.
An enlightening trip to India inspired Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral on their latest collaborative endeavor. After acquiring a box of photographs taken in India during the 1940s, the couple had to experience the country for themselves. Overwhelmed by the heighted visual and emotional cues of the cities and people, Teller and Zbiral began creating a narrative of photographs and objects that give the viewer a sense of India and its rich history.
Photograph as Object focuses on four artists who have extended their passion for photography into new art forms. Carole Harmel, Greg Halvorsen Schreck, Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral continue to be extensively involved in Chicago’s art and education communities. Please join us as we witness the transformation of traditional photography into extraordinary new objects.
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