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The Écorchés

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Écorché No. 38 © Courtesy of the artist and Schneider Gallery
The Écorchés

770 N LaSalle Street, Suite 401
60654 Chicago
IL

March 1st, 2013 - April 27th, 2013
Opening: March 1st, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://schneidergallerychicago.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside areas listed)
EMAIL:  
schneidergalleryinfo@gmail.com
PHONE:  
312-988-4033
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-5pm
TAGS:  
photographic manipulation

DESCRIPTION

In our back gallery, Mel Keiser employs another form of photographic manipulation, a very physical one that references her background as a painter. In her new series, The Écorchés, Keiser aggressively removes ink from her photographs, defacing and obscuring the original image; a self-portrait. Keiser makes direct reference to the process of écorché, the act of flaying a body as a means of torture or scientific study. Her abraded images attempt to reveal what is underneath the surface. An investigation of self and identity, the final pieces are dipped in wax becoming “…embalmed moments of myself past; eroding, but atemporal.”

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