Jan 20th 2011

Jason Reblando: Youth Boxing

@ President’s Gallery HWC

30 E Lake St, 1105, Chicago, IL 60601

Opening Thursday, January 20th, from 4:30PM - 7PM

On view through Friday, February 18th

This exhibition focuses on Reblando’s series of documentary photographs taken at the amateur boxing clubs of the Chicago Park District. In Youth Boxing, the work is humanistic, exploring the complex psychology of young boys coming of age in this sporting community. In a statement about the series, Reblando writes “In between intervals of sparring, jumping rope, and pounding on heavy bags, these boxers have brief moments of rest, stillness, and introspection. My goal is to portray these periods of rest as contemplative moments between childhood and adulthood.” Minimal indications of the background setting are shown which focuses attention to the diversity of the young male subject’s emotional circumstances—triumphant, casual, and at times uncertain.

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