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Aimée Beaubien’s Woven Imagery

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Aimée Beaubien’s Woven Imagery

Aimée Beaubien’s Woven Imagery

Collecting images like objects, Aimée slices her photographic documentation into pieces that are then woven into large three-dimensional forms. These works, which often hang collectively from the ceiling, are filled with information and bits of data from friends, family, and strangers’ personal collections. By intricately collaging the photographs Aimée allows personal histories to align with those from collected sources, using photographs taken at places such as the Roger Brown Study Collection and Museum of Contemporary Photography.

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Initially drawn to staged photography while working in Iran, Sanaz translated her interest in narrative to the moving image after moving to the US, capturing bodies in action rather than those that were static and posed. Recently Sanaz’s practice has begun to focus on government-based image making through cyanotypes and architectural memory through film, recently collecting footage for a project that will trace the complicated histories of several monuments erased by government forces.  

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Taping off large sections of familiar territory, Robert brings monotonous methods to mundane environments through elaborate tape constructions in his ongoing series _IMG. The resulting works flatten the picture plane while leaving his hand an evident part of the image, the photographic pieces resisting rigidity to embrace a more freed-up personality. Starting his career in the direction of Merce Cunningham, Heishman has continuously focused on collaboration in his work, chance manifesting projects just as equally as intuition.

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Selina Trepp's Solitary Shangri-La

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Selina Trepp's Solitary Shangri-La

Selina Trepp's Solitary Shangri-La

Contorting her body and balancing precariously on stools, Selina transforms her studio still lifes into performative images by capturing herself within strategically placed mirrors. Drawn to the economy of gesture, Selina uses the mirrors to multiply and expand her limbs and the objects they surround, producing scenes that reference her native alpine home. Due to a personal pact she has not bought any new materials for her studio since 2012, forcing her to constantly change her aesthetic as paints and pastels run dry.

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Jason uses image to build community around certain historical events and moments, often involving his subjects directly in the process of each of his ongoing projects. Understanding the social nature of photography, Jason has moved beyond pure documentation, layering his images with meaning that can either be digested or taken at face value. Looking outside the typical frame, Jason observes subjects from all angles, creating alternate ways of looking, even turning the picture to the wall to make the image something that can only be envisioned.

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Christopher Meerdo's Absent Image

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Christopher Meerdo's Absent Image

Christopher Meerdo's Absent Image

Chris’s studio is interrupted by a large reflective orb, a sculpture that exists as both present and absent. Absence is often an area of interest for Chris—mining images that have been purposefully deleted or encrypted. Through this digital ritual Chris explores the corruption and failures that surface through bringing back an image that has already been lost.

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Alex’s studio space is a culmination base camp, a bright studio where her many materials finally merge together. Although previously focused on scanner distortions, Alex has incorporated shelving-based installations through a similar method of additive information. Transitioning back and forth between the design of both the shelves and the objects they hold, Alex forms cohesive arrangements that distort the viewer’s observations of personal narrative.

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Jeroen’s studio in the West Loop is tucked in the same space as ASPECT/RATIO, his husband’s video art gallery. As a Dutch artist Jeroen is obsessed with light, using his work to pick apart its use in lasers, classic paintings, and the digital image.

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Alex is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago and founder of South of the Tracks, a project he curates out of his studio space in Garfield Park. Alex produces image with more than the traditional modes of photography—focusing on the experiential rather than latent image.

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Joseph is an archivist and sculptor who encourages his audience to participate further than a momentary observation of his work. From his studio in Garfield Park, Joseph subtly manipulates materials to share experiences that cannot necessarily be seen.

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