May 14th 2010

Yvette Dostatni and Alexandra Dietz: After Eggleston

@ Black Market

1101 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Friday, May 14th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Monday, May 31st

It is hard to imagine a world of photography without the influence of William Eggleston. Regarded as a pioneer in color photography, Eggleston catalyzed the legitimization of an entire genre. As Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson two artists who would heavily influence Eggleston – did before him, Eggleston provided his generation with what it had been missing: an understanding of themselves. Insinuating the confrontation between the artists and the reality of a generation, these figures are interchangeable. They provide us clues as to who we are, piling on the evidence with each manifestation of their eternal recurrence.

While the previous generations of artists required the ability to see things before others saw them, our time demands something different. With the ubiquity of information, seeing things before others see them is neither a possibility, nor a criteria. To understand who we are, artists must look beneath the information available at surface value. With After Eggleston, Black Market presents what we believe to be the next generation of minds capable of such an exploration.

Work by Yvette Dostatni and Alexandra Dietz.

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