Tuesday, January 5, 2010

LENSWORK- An exhibition celebrating the art of photography


LENSWORK - An exhibition celebrating the art of photography.
Featuring work by Julian Gordon, Jennifer Bisbing, & Michael E Smith.
Press preview Thursday January 21, 2010
Opening reception Friday January 22, 2010
In January and February, three of the Coalition Gallery’s artists will be featured in LENSWORK – An exhibition celebrating the art of photography. 
Curator Susan Aurinko celebrates the diversity of the photographic medium by bringing together three artists who work in very different ways. 
Julian Gordon creates large scale photo mosaics made from smaller prints reassembled to present the enlarged image.  Jennifer Bisbing is exploring quiet still moments in her weed series; capturing the atmospheric effects of fog, twilight and dawn as the vehicle for her expression.  Bisbing is also known for her project Wicker Women that benefits CAWC (Connections for Abused Women and their Children).  Michael E. Smith explores the themes of the conflicts between man and nature, urban decay, light, time and location.
Aurinko’s curation of this exhibit will no doubt be closely connected to her own experience as a photographer with a wide range of subjects and techniques, and her depth of experience.
The Coalition Gallery is the cooperative gallery created by The Chicago Artists’ Coalition in July of 2009.  A panel of 3 judges reviewed over 300 applicants and selected 21 artists whose work will be featured in the gallery for one year.  Curator Susan Aurinko set the gallery’s show calendar and created the themes for each featured exhibition.
The exhibition LENSWORK continues through Saturday February 20, 2010
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday from Noon to 7pm,
Saturday from noon to 5pm, or by appointment. Ph (773) 772-2386.
(open until 8pm on the first Friday of each month)
Coalition Gallery



2010 W. Pierce Ave

Julian Gordon


Chicago, IL 60622

Jennifer Bisbing



Michael E. Smith


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