I’M WATCHING THE SUN COME UP NOW
new works by AIDAN FITZPATRICK
MARCH 4-5, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 4, 4-8pm
Performance at 5:45pm
Open Hours: Monday March 5, 11am-3pm
1913 w 17th Street, Chicago 60608
I’M WATCHING THE SUN COME UP NOW now features a photography and audio installation exploring the nature of perception and the passing of time. Fascinated by the complication of past and present, Fitzpatrick photographs transient moments in which she isolates the mystery that makes up our lives. Conscious of the passing of time and the experience of the present, she investigates the reality of days that quickly and almost immediately vanish as we make revolutions around the sun. This collection of days is documented through fleeting clarity and recognition, emphasizing our own internal experience and the way we find ourselves sharing this subjective experience with others. In addition to photographs, Fitzpatrick presents an audio piece that is created from cassette tapes that were recorded by her grandmother in Chicago and mailed to her while she lived as a child in Virginia.
AIDAN FITZPATRICK is a photographer and teaching artist living and working in Chicago, IL. She received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship. Her work investigates issues of perception, loss, and mysteries of the natural world. She teaches through CCAP’s Arts Integration Mentorship Project, the Lill Street Art Center, and After School Matters at Gallery37.
More information about Aidan Fitzpatrick can be found at www.aidanphotography.com