BOOK! Abandoned -- America's Vanishing Landscape
I'm thrilled to announce the release of my first book. The 200+ page hardcover book produced by Schiffer Publishing includes a comprehensive collection of my photography that spans the US.
Chicago Magazine - Feb 2013
I am a contributor to the February issue of Chicago Magazine. It is a photo essay of Chicago's grand theaters, all in various stages of show-worthiness. Included in the 8-page piece are my own descriptions on the architectural and historical significance of each, in addition to their current status. The real treat was having another theatrical gem of Chicago, Roger Ebert, write the introduction.
Link to article
Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center
I am very excited to announce that I will be having a solo show at the Chicago Cultural Center entitled In Decay - Stitching America's Ruins. The exhibition runs from Saturday, March 31st to Wednesday July 9th. There will be an opening reception on Friday, April 13th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
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.
CBS News Interview
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by CBS Evening News on 2.21.12. See the segment here: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7399599n
Bizarre Bazaar @ Chicago Art Source Gallery
My work will be up at the Chicago Art Source's holiday themed pop-up boutique and group show. The show returns this November 11th and runs through the Holidays. The opening reception (with live music) is on the 11th from 6-8pm.
CHICAGO ART SOURCE
1871 N CLYBOURN AVE • CHICAGO • 773.248.3100
Yahoo! Weekend Edition Story
Here is a story Yahoo! Weekend Edition (http://weekendedition.news.yahoo.com/) ran on my photography: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_weekend/20101210/ts_yblog_weekend/lost-treasures-of-the-city
Teaching Photography at The Institute of Design
Beginning this fall I will be heading up the graduate photography program at the historic Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
2010 Summer Art Fairs
I recently completed back-to-back weekends at the 57th St. Art Fair in Hyde Park and the Old Town Art Fair, which we excellent. We didn't let the weather bother us one bit and had a wonderful time!
The next couple months will be spent shooting and preparing for my last art fair of the summer -- the Bucktown Arts Fest. This is always one of my favorites and I am planning on having lots of new prints to share.
Always Already : A Group Show
November 13 - January 9
Opening Reception : November 20, 6-9pm
CHICAGO ART SOURCE
1871 N CLYBOURN AVE • CHICAGO
Ghostly Echoes Exhibition: Evanston Art Center
DESCRIPTION: Ghostly Echoes, this year’s Invitational Exhibition, features the work of four local photographers, three of whom were selected from the 2008 Evanston+Vicinity Biennial. While these artists observe and record very different aspects of change, from the concrete to ghostly vapor, they all share the conceptual thread of decay and loss, the residue of a culture’s artifacts.
Reflecting this theme are representations of the detritus of abandoned places, in which spectral environments act as metaphors for a lost past or past lives, where spaces can engender a feeling of uneasiness and disquietude in the observer. These large-scale images, in all their narrow focus and specificity, bear witness to the recent disintegration of the social fabric in our world.
DATES: August 23 – September 20, 2009
OPENING: Sunday, August 31, 2009, 1-4 PM
ARTISTS PANEL: Sunday, August 31, 2009, 2 PM
GALLERY HOURS: 10 AM – 10 PM, Mondays – Thursdays; 10 AM – 4 PM, Fridays & Saturdays; 1 – 4 PM, Sundays
The Chicago Project III @ Catherine Edelman Gallery
I am pleased to announce that I will be apart of the upcoming Chicago Project III at the Catherine Edelman Gallery. The exhibition opens from 5pm - 10pm at the gallery location at 300 W. Superior st. My work will be among other featured artists including Shannon Benine, Philip Dembinski, Bill Guy, Julie Meridian, Jason Robinette, James Rotz, David Schalliol, Daniel Shea, Sarah Stonefoot, Leasha Overturf and Alan Thomas. If you cannot attend the opening reception the show will be up until September 4.
Fountain Square Art Festival
I will be among a talented collection of artists showing at this year's 30th annual Fountain Square Art Festival in Evanston. If you can, please stop by and say 'hi'.
Dates: Saturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th
Times: 10 AM - 6 PM
Location: Downtown Evanston (Sherman & Church)
Booth #: 117A
The Art of Preservation Fundraiser - June 12th
This fundraiser benefits the very important Preservation Chicago who's tireless efforts seek to maintain many of the sites I choose to explore. This event runs in conjunction with the Pilsen 2nd Fridays and is happening June 12th from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at 1835 S. Halsted. Tickets are $25 in advance (www.preservationchicago.org) and $30 at the door, with tickets including drinks, food and entertainment. Come lend your support and take the opportunity to visit the other galleries/studios whose doors open on this festive art-filled evening.
57th Street Art Fair
Please join me June 6th and 7th at the 62nd annual 57th Street Art Fair, Chicago’s oldest juried art fair in the streets of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood.
You can find me at booth 344
Saturday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Between Kenwood and Kimbark.
Group Exhibition: Chicago PhotoCoop - May 2, 2009
Chicago’s PhotoCOOP presents inaugural gallery show
New Direction: From Exodus to Genesis
First show in series opens May 2, 2009
April 3, 2009 ( Chicago ) - On Saturday May 2, 2009 the Chicago PhotoCOOP presents its first gallery show at the ACME Art Works. The opening reception begins at 7 pm and will be hosted by the Near Northwest Arts Council (NNWAC). This exhibit is the first installment of a three part series. This show entitled New Direction: From Exodus to Genesis will be the PhotoCOOP’s inaugural showing since its tumultuous inception earlier this year. The show will include photographs from eight members of the Chicago Photo COOP artists collective, and will be featured from May 2nd to May 26th.
This group of photographic images continues themes the artists have explored throughout the past year. Subject matter for this exhibition ranges from textural architecture, to still life, to ornate church interiors, to large format landscapes and more. Exhibiting photographers include John Crouch, LeJean Easley, Timothy Gray, Eric Holubow, David J. Kelly, Marcus Maddox, Barry Peterson, and Sara Sampley. The gallery is open Friday through Sunday from 12pm – 5pm with additional hours by appointment.
St. Paul’s Cultural Center
ACME Art Works
2215 W. North Avenue, Chicago , IL 60647
Tel: (773) 278-7677
The Chicago PhotoCOOP is a member-run photography club within the city. It is comprised of photographers working as a cooperative with a common interest for learning and contributing in order to promote artistic and technical development. Its culture is based on community participation and involvement, with all members encouraged to share their experiences, ideas and images. For more information about the PhotoCOOP and membership please visit www.photocoop.com
Frozen Emotive Gallery Show
Several of my pieces will be on display for the month of February at the Robert Wayner / Black Walnut Gallery located at 226 N. Aberdeen in the Fulton Market Gallery District. Please join me at the opening reception held on Friday, Feb 6, 2009
A group of fellow Chicago photographers and I have recently launched an organization: The Chicago Organization Of Photographers
Bucktown Arts Fest
I am showing at 23rd annual Bucktown Arts Fest at 2200 W. Oakley at Lyndale Ave on the weekend of August 23rd and 24th. This is my first art fair, so please come visit me at booth 155.