LIVE AUCTION



Barbara Crane,  The Crust from Repeats series (Detail), 1975/1986
1 3/4  x 17 3/4 inch image, 9 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches framed
Silver Gelatin Print
Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $4,000

2015 MoCP DARKROOM Silver Camera Honoree Barbara Crane is known for her experimental work that challenges the straight photograph by incorporating sequencing, layered negatives, and repeated frames. Crane has worked as a photographer for sixty years, creating highly formal, often abstracted images of people and the urban landscape. Her Repeats Series photographs are conceptualized at the point of picture taking, with Crane combining groups of images of related kinds, right side up, upside down, sideways, and in pairs and sequences that result in a horizontal DNA like form.

Crane, who studied at Mills College in California, completed her BA in art history at New York University and later received her MS from the Institute of Design (at the Illinois Institute of Technology). She taught for 28 years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in Photography grant, two National Endowment for the Arts grants, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award in Photography, Crane has participated in 170 group exhibitions and mounted 75 solo exhibitions; her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the MoCP.


Works by Art Shay (Left) and Sandro Miller (Right) Sold Together

Art Shay, Simone de Beauvoir, 1950
Medium and Dimension Information Forthcoming
Courtesy of the artist

Sandro Miller, Simone de Beauvoir (1950), 2014
Archival Inkjet Print
13 x 9 3/4 inch image on 16 x 12 3/4 inch paper
Courtesy of the artist and Catherine Edelman Gallery

Art Shay made this iconic photograph of French writer and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir in the Wicker Park apartment belonging to her lover, famed Chicago writer Nelson Algren. Shay’s first major retrospective “The Essential Art Shay: Selected Photographs” opened at the Chicago History Museum in 2007, followed in 2008 by “Art Shay: Chicago Accent” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Recently, the MoCP and Columbia College Library exhibited a body of work by Shay titled My Florence, the subject of which was the life of Shay's wife of  over 70 years: Florence.  Over the course of a career spanning six decades, Art Shay’s photographs have been published in thousands of articles for Life, Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, and other major national publications. A renowned photojournalist, he has photographed nine US Presidents and many literary, business, entertainment, science and political figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Shay's photograph will be paired with another by preeminent fine art and commercial photographer Sandro Miller.  In his most recent series, on view last fall at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Miller recreated photography’s most iconic portraits, with actor - and frequent collaborator - John Malkovich posing as Pablo Picasso, Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali, Albert Einstein, and Simone de Beauvoir. Miller and Malkovich recreate Shay's photograph of de Beauvoir in this famed image. Miller was acknowledged with a Saatchi & Saatchi Best New Director Award for his short video "Butterflies" featuring Malkovich at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in July 2011.For the past five years, in a juried competition within the industry, Miller has been voted one of the top 200 advertising photographers in the world. He has photographed national advertising campaigns for clients Allstate Insurance; American Express; Anheuser-Busch; BMW; Dove; Gatorade; Coca-Cola; Honda; Pepsi; Nikon; Microsoft; Miller/Coors; Motorola; Nike; Adidas; UPS; Champion; and the US Army. Miller's editorial work has been featured in The New Yorker; GQ; Esquire; Russian Esquire; Time; Forbes; Details; Stern; Wired; Newsweek; Vibe; Communication Arts; Graphis; New York Magazine; Eyemazing; and ESPN Magazine, and has been exhibited worldwide.


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Michael Abramson, Untitled, 1976
Vintage silver gelatin prints
42 x 58 inches, metal black frame
Courtesy of the artist and the Abramson Arts Foundation

Retail Price: $5,000

Michael Abramson’s reputation as an acclaimed American photographer was established through his mid-1970s South Side Series. Documenting the performers, patrons, and nightlife of Chicago’s famed blues clubs, his photographs from this series would earn Abramson a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1978, launching his lifelong career as a photojournalist. Many of these stunning black and white images were published in 2009, along with two LPs of Chicago’s blues music, in a Grammy-nominated, multimedia package Light on the South Side. Luminaries Bill Clinton, Michael Jordan, Steven Spielberg, and Steve Jobs, among others, would sit for their portraits with Abramson. Widely recognized as both a leading commercial and fine art photographer, Abramson’s work has been published in numerous national newsmagazines and is housed in the permanent collections of some of the foremost museums, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.


Michael Abramson, Untitled, 1976
Vintage silver gelatin prints
42 x 58 inches, metal black frame
Courtesy of the Abramson Arts Foundation

Retail Price: $5,000

Michael Abramson’s reputation as an acclaimed American photographer was established through his mid-1970s South Side Series. Documenting the performers, patrons, and nightlife of Chicago’s famed blues clubs, his photographs from this series would earn Abramson a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1978, launching his lifelong career as a photojournalist. Many of these stunning black and white images were published in 2009, along with two LPs of Chicago’s blues music, in a Grammy-nominated, multimedia package Light on the South Side. Luminaries Bill Clinton, Michael Jordan, Steven Spielberg, and Steve Jobs, among others, would sit for their portraits with Abramson. Widely recognized as both a leading commercial and fine art photographer, Abramson’s work has been published in numerous national newsmagazines and is housed in the permanent collections of some of the foremost museums, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Shimon Attie, On Via della Tribuna di Campitelli, 2003
Lambda Print
24 x 30 inches on 30 x 36 inch paper

Edition # 2 of 10
Courtesy of the artist and the Jack Shainman Gallery
 

Retail Price: $ 3,500

For over two decades, installation artist and photographer Shimon Attie has made work that reflects upon the relationship between history, memory, and identity. Using modern Rome as a backdrop, Attie’s series The History of Another recovers the untold stories of forgotten Roman Jewish communities through the synthesis of projected historical photographs on the city’s ancient ruins. Uncovering and re-contextualizing archival materials that represent a moment of Jewish history in Rome, Attie’s photographs act as a metaphor for the persecuted outsider.

In support of his work, Attie has received artist fellowships from the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; the American Academy in Rome (The Rome Prize); the National Endowment for the Arts; the Pollock-Krasner Foundation; the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University; and Kunstfonds in Germany. In 2013, he was awarded the Lee Krasner Lifetime Achievement Award in Art. His work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the International Center for Photography; the Museum of Contemporary Photography; the Museum of Modern Art; and the Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris. 

Evan Baden, Lila with Nintendo DS, 2006
C-Print
18 x 24 inches, framed

Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $1,500

Evan Baden’s series The Illuminati depicts solitary figures from the waist up, bathed in a soft light and surrounded by shadows in a manner that recalls Johannes Vermeer’s paintings. In Baden’s photographs, however, the telltale glow radiates from the screens of electronic devices--iPods, cell phones, and computers. Through portraits of seemingly mesmerized subjects, he reflects on the implications for social conditions created by technological devices that simultaneously connect and isolate us.

A recipient of the Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Artists, Baden earned an MFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2014. His work is held in public collections such as the Walker Art Center; Milwaukee Art Museum; FOAM Amsterdam; the Finnish Museum of Photography; the Museum of Contemporary Photography; and the Kinsey Institute, and has been featured in TIME; The Guardian; FOAM; New York Magazine; Le Monde; D della Repubblica; Geo; and DIE ZEIT, among others.

Patti Bartelstein, Omnipresent, 2011
Archival Inkjet Print
13 x 20 inches
Courtesy of the artist and The Project Room, Chicago

Retail Price: $500

Often blurring the lines between abstraction and representation, Patti Bartelstein's work utilizes filters , exposure time and ethereal subjects to create her otherworldly photographs. In this highly formal piece, light reflection and a disturbance in the water on the right hand side of the composition is counterbalanced by a brooding, foggy darkness on the other side.

Bartelstein holds a BA in photography studies from University of Colorado, Boulder, a BFA from Columbia College, Chicago, and she was selected for an honors photography program in Florence, Italy. Her professional engagements include positions at Martha Schneider Contemporary Photography Gallery and MCA Chicago. She currently is founder and director of The Project Room, Chicago.

Jeremy Bolen, Site A excavation #3 (April 2013) and Site A Excavation #10 (October 2013)
13 x 16 inches each
Archival Inkjet Print
Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago

Retail Price: $2,000

Jeremy Bolen is interested in site specific, experimental modes of documentation and presentation. Much of his work involves rethinking systems of recording in an attempt to observe invisible presences that remain from various scientific experiments and human interactions with the earth's surface. In the MoCP’s recent exhibition, Phantoms in the Dirt, Bolen created a body of work involving photographic prints created from the scans of buried film negatives exposed to radioactive energy. Bolen applied dirt from the radioactive site, creating a rough surface that deepens the relationship of the artwork to its place of origin.

Bolen is a Chicago based artist who was a recent recipient of a Center for Land Use Interpretation Residency in Wendover, Utah and the Provost Award for Graduate Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work has been exhibited widely in Chicago at the MoCP, Gallery 400; the Hyde Park Art Center, and Roots and Culture.


Suzette Bross, Walk 2/25/13, Division Street, Dunkin Donuts, Chicago (3:00:3-3:01:27pm), 2013
Archival Inkjet Print

14.4 x 18.9 inches on 17 x 22 inch paper, framed
Edition # 2 of 3

Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $2,500

Suzette Bross’ Walks series explores the repetition and variation of daily walking as a repeated action that becomes a performance. Her photograph Walk 2/25/13, Division Street, Dunkin Donuts, Chicago (3:00:3-3:01:27pm) embodies that dynamic rhythm of walking and constructing an image. Bross has been a professor at Columbia College Chicago, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and the Northwestern University Medical School. In 2007, she was commissioned by Northwestern Memorial Hospital to create a permanent installation of portraits of Chicagoan women. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in the permanent collections of The Art Institute of Chicago; The National Gallery of Art, DC; the Museum of Contemporary Photography; the New Mexico Museum of Art; the Block Museum; Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, and more.

Elinor Carucci, Showing my pregnancy to my parents, 2004 (Printed in 2011)
Archival pigment print
34 x 42 inches, white wood frame

Edition # 1 of 8
Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery
 

Retail Price: $6,250


Elinor Carucci is an Israeli-American photographer and professor of photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her decade-long series Mother is an intimate documentation of her own pregnancy, labor, and motherhood. It confronts viewers with candid depictions, from her changing body to moments of annoyance, frustration and exhaustion but also those of great joy and tenderness.

Carucci has published three books, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2002) and a NYFA Award (2010). Her work has been featured in New York Times Magazine; W; The New Yorker; Aperture; ARTnews; and Details. She has exhibited widely, in solo shows at Edwynn Houk gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery, James Hyman and Gagosian Gallery, London, and in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Photographers' Gallery, London, among others.


Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, Fruit Loops Landscape, 2012
From series, Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape
Archival Inkjet Print

18 x 22 inches on 24 x 28 inch paper, framed
Edition is the Artist’s Proof

Courtesy of the artists

Retail Price: $1,075*

(*Will include a set of 10 postcards of the series in a diecut case in addition to photograph (6.25 x 7.5 inch postcards value of postcards $25)

Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman collaborate on photographic projects that address the confluence of history, myth and popular culture. Their series Processed Views interprets what they call the frontier of industrial food production: the seductive and alarming intersection of nature and technology. Photographs such as Fruit Loops, Landscape examine consumption, progress, and the changing landscape.

Ciurej & Lochman first began working together as students at the Institute of Design, and have since exhibited nationally and internationally at Lishui Photo Festival, China; Klompching Gallery, New York; Schneider Gallery, Chicago; the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles; and the Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, among others. Their photographs are in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Walker Art Center, and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Daniel W. Coburn, Lover’s Embrace
Archival Inkjet Print
16 x 20 inches on 17 x 21 inch paper, framed

Edition is the Artist’s Proof
Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $1,200

Daniel Coburn’s work investigates the family photo album as one ideological component of the American Dream. Through lyrical and poetic staged portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes, Coburn grapples with the complexities of growing up in a suburban Evangelical family and his subsequent loss of faith in the institutions of family and religion. Lover’s Embrace explores the relationship between the artist’s mother and father, both mysterious and unassuming, tender and disquieting, as a visual metaphor for the intersection of domestic duress and spirituality.

Coburn received his MFA with distinction from the University of New Mexico in 2013, and is currently a professor of Photo Media at the University of Kansas. He has been a guest lecturer at national and international photography events including the International Festival of Photography in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and the Helsinki Photo-Media Conference. Coburn's prints are held in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography; the University of New Mexico Art Museum; the Mulvane Museum of Art; the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art; and the Mariana Kistler-Beach Museum of Art.



Jen Davis First Look, 2004
C-Print

20 x 24 inches, framed

Edition # 1 of 10

Courtesy of the artist and the Schneider Gallery
 

Retail Price: $2,800

For the past eleven years, Jen Davis has been working on a series of self-portraits exploring issues of beauty, identity, body image, and relationships. Through photography, she confronts insecurities associated with body image and the direct correlation between self-perception and the way one is perceived by others in a society that dictates beauty based on physical appearance.

Davis completed her MFA at Yale University in 2008 and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award; an Illinois National Museum of Women in the Arts Grant; the Leeds Marwell Photography Scholarship; the Lacoste Elysee Prize; and the Jury’s Choice 2012 Prix Virginia. She has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally in France, Spain, Hungary, Germany, Korea, China, Denmark, and Italy.

Jason DeMarte, Cream Filled, 2007
Archival Inkjet Print
18 x 10 inches on 21 x 12.5 inch paper

Edition is Artist’s Proof
Courtesy of the artist and Rule Gallery

Retail Price: $400

Jason DeMarte’s work investigates the so-called “natural” world as it is reflected in the way we, as modern consumers, ingest products. Drawing comparisons between our immediate consumer environment and our increasing alienation from nature, DeMarte’s digital composites combine processed products with fabricated images of flora and fauna.

DeMarte holds an MFA in photography from the University of Oregon, and has had solo exhibitions at Clamp Art Gallery in New York City; Rule Gallery in Denver; Wessell Synman Gallery in Cape Town; and the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, among others. His work is in the collections of the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Fort Collins Colorado Historical Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography.




Barbara Diener, Branches, 2012
Archival Inkjet Print
22 x 28 inches, framed

Edition # 1 of 5
Courtesy of the artist
 

Retail Price: $2,000

Sehnsucht is a German word for unfulfilled and unattainable desire. The title of Barbara Diener’s ongoing series, it encapsulates her experience as a German immigrant who moved to the United States in early adulthood. By photographing in small Illinois towns that recall her hometown, Diener explores the complex meaning of “home” and the spiritual and emotional undercurrents of rural ways of life that are fast disappearing.

Diener received a BFA in photography from the California College of the Arts and an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago, where she was the recipient of a Follett Fellowship and the Albert P. Weisman Award. She is the winner of Flash Forward 2013 and has exhibited work at Hyde Park Art Center; the Griffin Museum of Photography; Pingyao Photo Festival in China; Philadelphia Photo Arts Center; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, among others.


Stephen Eichorn, Two Orchids, 2011
Collage on acrylic coated paper
17 x 12 inches, framed

Edition is unique
Courtesy of the artist and Johalla Projects
 

Retail Price: $1,200

Stephen Eichhorn layers his elaborate plant collages piece by piece from images he finds in books and magazines. Using images of green foliage, orchids, cacti, and succulents, he constructs meticulous works that reveal the harmony between natural and human-made architectural elements.

Eichhorn’s photographs have been included in national solo and group exhibitions at CES Contemporary, Los Angeles; Johalla Projects, Chicago; the Elmhurst Art Museum; and Josée Bienvu Gallery, New York, among others. A selection of his work was published in the monograph Strange Plants, which was released in July 2014 to critical acclaim.

Juan Fernandez, Foundation, 2014
Archival Inkjet Print
32 x 40 inches on 36 x 44 inch paper, framed

Edition # 1 of 10
Courtesy of the artist
 

Retail Price: $900

Juan Fernandez’s series Façade centers on the vernacular architecture of schools, industrial buildings, and suburban housing. In his studied, formal approach to the seemingly banal subject matter, Fernandez highlights subtle tensions in the landscape, creating an eerie space between reality and fiction that challenges the authority of the photograph as document.

Fernandez received a BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from Northern Illinois University. His photographs have been exhibited at the Houston Center for Photography; the Midwest Center for Photography; the Center for Photography at Woodstock; Philadelphia Photo Arts Center; Newspace Center for Photography; and the Griffin Museum of Photography, among others.

Carson Fisk-Vittori, Squiggle and tube, 2012
Archival Inkjet Print

18 x 26 inches, mounted between aluminum and Plexiglas
Edition # 1 of 5

Courtesy of the artist and the Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago

Retail Price: $2,500

Carson Fisk-Vittori’s photographs satirize our relationship with the natural world, examining our aesthetic use of nature and exploring the devices through which we see and attempt to manipulate our environments. Her still-lifes appropriate the aesthetic of stock photography--embracing advertising style and technique to create representations stripped of context and function--but present an alternative perspective to our consumer-based economy.

Fisk-Vittori has had solo or two-person shows at Downtown Photoroom, Los Angeles; Et. Al, San Francisco; Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago; Roots and Culture, Chicago; and Important Projects, Oakland. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions at, among others, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Future Gallery, Berlin; Titanik Gallery, Finland; Contemporary Gallery TLV, Tel Aviv; and No Space, Mexico City.


Peter Fitzpatrick, Sorted, 2001 (Printed 2015)
Dye Sublimation on aluminum panel
30 x 20 inches
Edition # 1 of 5
Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $2,400

In Australian artist Peter Fitzpatrick photograph Sorted, he addresses the subject of the indigenous people of his native country. The artist himself, poses as protagonist, pushing a cart with a box labeled "Aboriginal Arts Australia." Reflective of the artist's interest in cultures other than his own, this photograph poses questions about who this man is an what his intentions with the Aboriginal art of australia might be.

Peter Fitzpatrick is the Chair of the Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago. He completed a Masters of Fine Arts Research at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW Sydney. In Australia he has shown his work with the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Plimsoll Gallery, Australian Centre for Photography, Casula Powerhouse, Centre for Contemporary Photography and a number of galleries in New Zealand including the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington. In 2001 Fitzpatrick was the recipient of the National Photographic Purchase Award from Albury Regional Art Gallery. The Australia Council funded Peter in 2008 to be an artist in residence at the Meet Factory in Prague. His has been exhibited at the Pingyao International Photography festival in China during 2010.



Doug Fogelson, Bouquet No. 1, 2013
Archival Inkjet Print

27.75 x 21.75 inches, 29.5 x 23.5 inches framed in white sq. wood/plexi
Edition #1 of 6 (+ 2 A.P.)

Courtesy of the artist and Linda Warren Gallery

Retail Price: $3,500

Doug Fogelson’s series Potpourri is inspired by the long tradition of floral depictions in art history. Fogelson focuses on the cultivation of commercially sold flowers and questions of sustainability, altering his photographs by hand in the color darkroom using experimental techniques with bleach and floral “pressings” on large- and medium- format film. The results are complex and layered, calling attention to the often-exotic blooms used decoratively and as gifts amid an environment in crisis.

Fogelson’s work has been featured in Art News, Photo District News, Art Forum, and AfterImage, and has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Linda Warren Projects, Chicago; KEPCO Art Center, Seoul, Korea; Palm Springs Art Museums, CA; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, among others. His photographs are held in private and public collections, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Palm Spring Art Museum, and the Elmhurst Art Museum. Fogelson has completed a number of public art commissions around Chicago. He is founder and director of Front Forty Press, a fine art publishing company.


David Goldes, Electro-graph #34, 2014
From the series Electro-graphs
Archival Pigment Print

15 x 11 9/16 inches
Edition #1 of 9 + 3 Artist’s Proofs

Courtesy of the artist and the Yossi Milo Gallery

Retail Price: $2,800

Drawing on his background in chemistry, genetics, and biology, David Goldes transforms the physical world into metaphor in his photographic still-lifes based on historical electrical experiments. In his most recent series Electro-graphs, Goldes charges his original graphite drawings with conductor cables, making invisible currents of electricity visible photographically.

Goldes has received numerous fellowships, including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, an NEA Individual Artist Fellowship, Bush Foundation Art Fellowships, McKnight Foundation Fellowships, a residency at the City des Arts in Paris, and fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Whitney Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Yale Art Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.



Jennifer Greenburg, Napping with Floyd, 2011
Archival Inkjet Print
27 x 27 inch image on 31 x 31 paper
Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $3,300

In her series Revisiting History, Jennifer Greenburg manufactures photographs by replacing individuals in vintage found negatives with images of herself. Commandeering source material from the lives of others, she takes over their memories as her own. Greenburg’s work is a performance in which she references the gestures of those within the original photographs, appropriating mood and emotions to depict counterfeit nostalgia.

Greenburg received her MFA from the University of Chicago and is currently a professor of photography at Indiana University Northwest. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Yixian Photography Festival, China; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Houston Center for Photography; Corden-Potts Gallery, San Francisco; JDC Fine Art, San Diego; the International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts, Belgium; the Print Center, Philadelphia; the China Pingyao International Photography Festival; and the Shijiazhuang Art Museum, China, among others.

Alice Hargrave, Untitled (Expeditions); Tropical Storm, 2014
Archival Inkjet Print
17.5 x 23 inch image on 20 x 24 inch paper
Edition #2 of 6
Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $2,500

Untitled (Expeditions) is a series exploring moments of quietude and calm. Dusk mirrors our faint memories and the wandering of the mind, as Alice Hargrave captures various moods in her subtle photographs. Hargrave has been a professor at Columbia College Chicago since 1994. She has exhibited work at the Chicago Cultural Center; Yale University Art Gallery; the Smart Museum of Art; Tweed Museum of Art; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Klein Art Gallery; and Carol Ehlers Gallery. Her editorial photography has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Art News, and People Magazine, among others.

Paul Den Hollander, Luminous Garden #54, 2011
C-Print

30 x 24 inches on 32 x 26 inch paper
Edition 1 of 12

Courtesy of the artist and The Project Room, Chicago

Retail Price: $4,000

Paul Den Hollander’s work has always focused on our relationship with the natural world, transforming our familiar modes of perceiving it. The Luminous Garden is his most recent project. Revealing the electromagnetic fields that surround plant life, but which we cannot see with the naked eye, den Hollander creates a surreal experience of “reality” within his photographs, one filtered through scientific technique and artistic intervention. His prints have been exhibited worldwide and are held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Maison Europeénne de la Photographie in Paris, and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

John Horvath, Untitled (from Wide Eyed), 2008
Archival Inkjet Print
24 x 30 inches
Edition # 1 of 3
Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $1,200

Jon Horvath’s Wide Eyed series embodies the spirit of a wanderer. Grounded in a sense of wonder and awe, Horvath’s photographs function as an archive of his encounters and a repository for meditations, conveying the sensation of being in a place of familiarity without specificity. Horvath received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008. In 2011, he was named a US Flash Forward winner by the Magenta Foundation. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Print Center, Philadelphia; FIESP Cultural Centre, Sao Paolo, Brazil; Macy Gallery at Columbia University, New York; the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center; Newspace Center for Photography, Portland; the Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee; and the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, among others, and is held in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Haggerty Museum of Art, and the MoCP.

Christalena Hughmanick and Sterling Lawrence, Rope Study #1, 2015
Fabric
30 x 22 inches
Unique
Courtesy of the artist and DOCUMENT, Chicago

Retail Price: $800


Eirik Johnson, Barrow Cabin #04,  Summer 2010 / Winter 2012
Archival Inkjet Print
16 x 20 inches each
Courtesy of the artist, G. Gibson gallery, Seattle and Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

Retail Price: $4,400

Eirik Johnson’s Barrow Cabin series depict seasonal hunting cabins built by native Iñupiat inhabitants of Barrow, Alaska. Each structure portrayed in the series has been constructed from makeshift materials collected from a nearby Naval Base. Barrow Cabin 04 is a diptych that shows the same location during summer and winter.

Johnson is a Seattle-based photographer and mixed-media artist. Johnson has exhibited his work at spaces including the MoCP, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Aperture Foundation in New York. His work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.  




Los Angeles Photography Trip - April 30 - May 2, 2015

Join the MoCP for an exclusive trip to Los Angeles for a weekend of art fairs, museums, galleries and studio visits in the California sunshine. Confirmed plans to date include a visit to Paris Photo LA and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Getty.  Trip buyers will be entered into a raffle to win one of two Tumi travel bags: the Alpha Bravo Everett Tote ($345 value) and Beale Mini Messenger ($195 value). Airfare and hotel not included although discounts are available. Please use the code CM0077 to receive a discount when you book a car with Dollar (www.dollar.com); and NMJ7N for discounted travel with Delta Airlines (www.delta.com).

Travel bags generously donated by Neiman Marcus Chicago. 

Retail Price: TBD


Jin Lee, Great Water #15
Archival Inkjet Print
21 x 26 inch image on 24 x 31 inch paper
Edition #10
Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $2,200

Jin Lee’s work centers on her relationship to place through the close examination of landscapes. Continuing in this vein, Great Water is a series of photographs of Lake Michigan taken from a single location on its south side. A meditation on cycles of change and the passage of time, Lee’s photographs are studies of the ephemeral life of organic materials and conditions that are in a constant state of transformation.

Lee is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the Illinois Arts Council grant. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago Cultural Center, and Sioux City Art Center. Her works are included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Madison Art Center, and Museum of Contemporary Photography. She is currently a Professor of Art at Illinois State University.

Maggie Meiners, Kiddy Cocktails, 2011
Archival Inkjet Print

30 x 30 inches on 32 x 32 inch paper, 42 x 42 inches framed
Edition # 1 of 12

Courtesy of the artist and Anne Loucks Gallery

Retail Price: $2,200

Maggie Meiners’ series i hear with my eyes is a set of visual signs-lip reading, body language, gestures, and objects-by which she navigates the world around her. Having experienced profound hearing loss as a child, Meiners would learn to make sense of her silenced world through the direction and clarification of visual cues. This process is at play in her photographs, which have been exhibited throughout the Midwest at Anne Loucks Gallery, the Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, and Minneapolis Photo Center, among others.

Eileen Mueller, Aspen Mays, 2012-13
Archival Inkjet Print
24 x30 inch image on 24 x 30 inch paper
Edition 1 of 5 + 2 AP
Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $1,200

Eileen Mueller’s work focuses on the material history of the photograph and its role in confounding unwritten or inaccessible histories. Mueller highlights the fictive nature of archival materials by interweaving them with her own life and journeys. In this image she depicts artist Aspen Mays. Mueller is the recipient of the Fred Endsley Memorial Fellowship and the World Less Travelled Grant. Recent residencies include ACRE and a teaching assistantship at Ox­Bow. Mueller’s work has been exhibited at Andrew Rafacz Gallery; Iceberg Projects; Roots & Culture; Johalla Projects; the OSU Urban Arts Space; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Based in Chicago, she is a co-founder of curatorial project GURL DON'T BE DUMB and a visual arts instructor at ChiArts, the city's magnet arts high school. Mueller received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011.

Melissa Ann Pinney, Uffizi Gallery, Florence, 2013
Archival Inkjet Print

17.5 x 22 inches on 24 x 30 inch paper, framed
Edition # 1 of 25

Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $2,500

Melissa Ann Pinney’s closely-observed studies of the social lives and emerging identities of American women have earned her numerous fellowships and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in1999, which resulted in Pinney’s first major monograph, Regarding Emma: Photographs of American Women and Girls, followed her second book, Girl Ascending in 2010. Her upcoming book, TWO, is a collaboration with some of our finest contemporary authors. Pinney’s work first gained attention in the Museum of Modern Art’s major 1991 exhibition the Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Art Institute of Chicago; the MoCP; the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; the J.Paul Getty Museum, LA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the International Center for Photography, NY; the Milwaukee Museum of Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, among others.



Anastasia Samoylova, Blossoming Trees, 2014
16 x 20 inches, 17.5 x 21.5 x 1.5 inches framed

Archival Inkjet Print

Edition # 2 of 5

Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $1,200

In her series Landscape Sublime, Anastasia Samoylova investigates the romanticized and mass distributed genre of nature photography. Her photographs, carefully composed in the studio, appropriate from the internet images of mountains, trees, flowers, and the ocean to create new, disorienting compositions from conventional interpretations of the landscape.

Samoylova completed her MFA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from Bradley University in 2011 and is currently an assistant professor of art and head of the photography program at Illinois Central College in East Peoria. Her work has been exhibited at 3433 in Chicago; David Erlanson Gallery, Decatur; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; and the National Center for Contemporary Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Carrie Schneider, Dana reading Virginia Wolf (To the Lighthouse, 1927), 2014
From the series, Reading Women
C-Print

36 x 29.5 inches on 36 x 30 inch paper
Edition # 1 of 5

Courtesy of the artist and the Monique Meloche Gallery

Retail Price: $4,500

Carrie Schneider’s Reading Women series captures the abandonment of self-awareness that attends absorption in a good book. Schneider documents women from creative backgrounds as they read self-selected books by female authors. In support of this work, she received the 2015 Creative Capital Award for Visual Arts.

A Brooklyn-based artist, Schneider has had recent solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; Galleri KiT, Trondheim; Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago; and the California Museum of Photography, Riverside. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007, and subsequently attended the Finnish Academy of the Arts in Helsinki on a Fulbright Fellowship.Schneider will have a survey exhibition this fall at Illinois State University and a solo exhibition of her Reading Women photo and video series at the Haggerty Museum in Milwaukee in spring 2016.



Adam Schreiber, Untitled, 2014
Silver Gelatin Print
8 x 10 inches, framed

Edition is the Artist’s Proof
Courtesy of the artist
 

Retail Price: $1,400

Adam Schreiber’s photographs are plainspoken in certain ways and sphinx-like in others. At their heart are rudimentary objects or nondescript settings, which Schreiber examines in great detail with a large-format camera. Each photograph embodies an intense act of looking, hinting at something more extraordinary that is never fully revealed. This image is part of Schreiber’s current project exploring the Library of the School of Social Service Administration designed by Mies van der Rohe in the 1960s.

Schreiber received his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and is currently a professor in the Department of Art, Media, and Design at DePaul University. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York City, Artspace in San Antonio, and the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, and has participated in group exhibitions at the Austin Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and Champion Contemporary, Austin.


Christina Seely, METRA Simulti, Luminaria: Midday Apex Winter Solstice 71º N + Electric, 2012
Archival Inkjet Print
23 x 28 ¾ inches on 24 x 30 inch paper
Edition is Artist’s Proof
Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $2,800

Christina Seely’s photographic practice extends into the fields of science, design, and architecture. Her expedition-based work examines our relationship to time and the natural world, bearing witness to the far reaches of the planet. Luminaria was taken at midday at the apex of 90 days of arctic winter darkness during which electricity is used by residents to extend and control the “day time” cycle.

Seely has been an Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, a participant on the Arctic Circle Program, and a recipient of a year-long Public Arts Commission from the City of San Francisco. In 2014, she received the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. Her first monograph Lux will be co-published this year by Radius Books and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Seely is a professor in the Studio Art department at Dartmouth College.


Accra Shepp, India, 2003
Silver Gelatin Print

15 x 12 inches on 20 x 17 inch paper, framed
Edition is a unique print

Courtesy of the artist and the Schneider Gallery

Retail Price: $4,000

Accra Shepp records the natural and social phenomena that surround him, bringing those subjects into focus for others. He created the process of printing photographic images on leaves in 1992 following the receipt of a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Shepp’s photographs are in the permanent collections of the foremost museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  In support of his work, Shepp has received a fellowship at Princeton University through the Atelier program, an Artadia grant, a Senior Fulbright Fellowship in Indonesia, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, a residency at Civitella Ranieri, Umbria, Italy, a grant from the Greenwall Foundation and a residency at Light Work, Syracuse, NY.


Larry Snider, Red Fort (Delhi), 2010
Archival Inkjet Print
29 x 39 inches, framed
Courtesy of the artist and Douglas Dawson Gallery

Retail Price: $3,000

For the past thirty years, Larry Snider has been documenting people and places around the world, completing bodies of work in China, Tibet, Bhutan, the mountainous region of Ladakh in Northern India, Myanmar and Peru. Snider seeks places less visited by travelers, “outward posts not yet Westernized, where life is substantially less complex than that found in major metropolitan areas."

His work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Detroit Institute of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the MoCP, and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson.

Leica C Camera
Courtesy of Tamarkin Camera

Two cameras -- one gold and one red -- with velour cases are available thanks to Tamarkin Camera. These cameras are notable for their combination of an unusually large sensor with an unbelievably fast autofocus, a burst rate of up to ten frames per second and a 7x zoom generates photos of the highest quality. The Leica C have been designed with fashion aficionados in mind and create a seamless fusion of the camera and its accessories with a perfect symbiosis of sophisticated design and practical protection, with Wifi transfer capability.

Retail Price: $699 each

Jessica Tampas
Commissioned studio sitting and one 4 x 5 tintype

Retail Price: $750

Chicago artist and eponymous West Loop photography studio owner Jessica Tampas will provide a custom portrait sitting, resulting in a 4 x 5 tintype. A tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of iron coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tampas holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art; her work has been exhibited at the Ragdale Foundation and Catherine Edelman Gallery's Chicago Project.




Brad Temkin, Untitled #5 – Hauksstadir, Iceland, 2008
Archival Inkjet Print
40 x 20 inches on 44 x 24 inch paper

Edition # 1 of 8
Courtesy of the artist


Retail Price: $2,800

Throughout his career, Chicago-based photographer Brad Temkin has been documenting the human impact on the landscape. His series Topographic Tales draws attention to the poetic beauty that exists in nature in rich detail and scale, and to the effects of our presence on its meaning.

Temkin has exhibited his photographs in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad. His works are included in numerous permanent collections, including those of the Art Institute of Chicago; Milwaukee Art Museum; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Akron Art Museum, Ohio; and the MoCP, among others. Temkin teaches photography at Columbia College Chicago. His second book Rooftop: Second Nature will be published by Radius Books in September 2015.

David Weinberg, Umbrellas and Balloons #30, 2005
23 x 32.5 inch image on 31.5 x 41.5 with frame
Edition #1 of 20
Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $2,400

David Weinberg is a Chicago-based photographer whose work explores abstraction, narrative, and portraits of global cultures. Umbrellas and Balloons is a collaborative series with artist Cassandra Ott, who paints on reflective surfaces. Weinberg and Ott shoot photographs of objects--cafe tables, umbrellas, balloons, and scenery--reflected in her abstract paintings.

Weinberg established a contemporary art gallery in 2006, where his programs and exhibitions revolve around educational reform and social justice. His photographs have been exhibited at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Art Chicago, Loyola University Museum of Art, and the Field Museum in Chicago.

Michael Wolf, MFT Group #13,  HK Mop (1-6), 2014
Archival Inkjet Print
Edition # 1/9 + 2 AP
Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $2,400

Michael Wolf’s work examines the density of city life in the layered urban landscape, addressing juxtapositions of public and private space, anonymity and individuality, history and modern development. Many of his projects document the architecture and, as in MFT Group #13, HK Mop, the vernacular culture of metropolises. Wolf has published more than thirteen monographs.

He was awarded First Place in the 2010 World Press Photo Award Contest in the Daily Life category, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Prix Pictet. His photographs are in the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany; the Brooklyn Museum; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, among others, and have been exhibited at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; Goethe Institute in Hong Kong; Aperture Gallery, New York; Fotographie Museum, Amsterdam; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; and at the Venice Bienniale for Architecture and the Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennial.


Jay Wolke, Big Rims, 2012
Archival Inkjet print
24 x 30 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Retail Price: $2,500

Jay Wolke embarked on his first large-scale photographic project in 1981, examining the Dan Ryan Expressway as a “massive expression of the urban lexicon.” Since then, he has published several books—Architecture of Resignation, All Around the House, and Along the Divide—and undertaken several documentary projects of equal magnitude, including working for the city-organized Changing Chicago Project. Automobiles, as in Big Rims, have always been iconic elements in Wolke’s photographs.

Jay Wolke is a professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago. Select solo exhibitions include the California Museum of Photography, Riverside; Schneider Gallery, Chicago; Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy; St. Louis Art Museum; Comunita Ebraica Salle Servi, Florence, Italy; Art Institute of Chicago; Harvard University; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Wolke’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Minneapolis Museum of Art; and St. Louis Museum of Art, among others.

Hyounsang Yoo, Black Banana with a piece of Spam, 2014
Archival Inkjet Print

24 x 36 inches, framed
Edition # 1 of 3

Courtesy of the artist and MANA Contemporary Chicago

Retail Price: $1,000

Interdisciplinary artist Hyounsang Yoo works with photography, video, installation, and sculpture to explore the relation between history and mass media-generated images. Stripping political events and cultural symbols of their context, Yoo considers the relationships between people and things, particularly those having to do with his home country of South Korea. The presence of spam in this piece functions as a metaphor for cultural difference. In the U.S.,spam is seen as a low-quality food item while in South Korea it has become a high-quality luxury product in common households.

Yoo has received several awards for his work, including the 2014 Snider Prize, a PhotoSpiva 2013 Merit Award, an International Photography Award, a Silver Eye Center Commendation Award, and the James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship. He received both his BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he currently teaches. Yoo’s photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally at, among other venues, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Filter Photo Festival; Expo Chicago; the Bridge Art Fair in New York; Centro Colombo Americano Bucaramanga, Columbia; and Gallery Won, Korea. 




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