Exhibition of Andre Kertesz at Stephen Daiter (Chicago)
From March 7 to May 24, 2014
Well, it has been a while since I sat down and wrote about photo shows. Life never tells you what will come next and what is waiting for you at the next street corner. So to “celebrate” writing again I want to share with you a wonderful exhibition happening right now in Chicago. Stephen Daiter Gallery is presenting one of the greatest photographers ever known, Andre Kertesz.
[Self Portrait with Camera, Late 1920s]
Imogen Cunningham is an American photographer born in Portland, Oregon in 1883. Cunningham began taking photographs in 1901 while studying at the University of Washington. She is known for both botanical photography and portraiture, but strangely when one looks at her images, the botanical and the human forms meld together due to her stylistic portrayal of grace and form.
Last month, Hungry Ghost Collective wanted to try something different. Since a lot of people we know (including ourselves) have limited budgets and wall space, it is difficult to justify spending your entire paycheck on original piece (even if you LOVE it) and it can be just as difficult as an artist to spend the money on equipment, supplies, and framing. As our goal at HGC is to love photography and make it more accessible for everyone, we decided to try a one-night-only show in Chicago called “A Postcard Show.”
The show featured signed/editioned sets of post-card prints from seven Hungry Ghost Collective artists. There were forty-five different images in total! It was a lot of fun and it was a great way to sell and buy art at an affordable cost. We also found a great space for future shows!
Thank you to everyone who participated and everyone who came to our show to see our new work! Your support is amazing and you keep us going! If you missed our show, stay tuned because I will be posting the images from the show throughout the week!
If you did make it to the show, would you be willing to send us some feedback?
Orchid Requiem: Courtship (detail)
It is with great pleasure and respect that we present Janice Tieken. Her work has such an enchanted and poetic presence, light on its feet but powerful— visual poetry.
Janice Tieken attended Brown University in Rhode Island, graduated from Otis Art Institute in 1974 with a BFA, has an MA in psychology and maintains her California Marriage Family Therapist license though on hiatus from that profession. She brought art AS therapy to various populations with serious mental illness diagnoses, using the act of making art itself to enhance the sense of creativity and self-esteem in those who very much need that support and boost. She also wrote a recovery book via a HUD grant for earthquake survivors – Homeward Bound – and won a large grant to design and administer Project COPE, a program for disaster preparedness training, both physical and emotional. During these years her own art pursuits were squeezed into spare time until she could return to it full time in 2001.