Apr 8th 2012

Caleb Cole: Other People’s Clothes

@ ACRE Projects

1913 w 17th Street, Chicago IL 60608

Opening Sunday, April 8th, from 4PM - 8PM

On view through Monday, April 9th

new works by CALEB COLE
APRIL 8, 2012

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 8, 4-8pm

ACRE Projects
1913 w 17th Street, Chicago 60608

Caleb Cole photographs himself in Other People’s Clothes. Each photograph in the series is a constructed scene that begins with an outfit or piece of clothing (either bought, found, or borrowed), then a person imagined to fill those clothes, and finally a location where that person can play out a silent moment alone. Stepping into the shoes, literally, of invented people, he takes on the personality of an individual in a transitional moment, a moment that highlights how human expectations and desires are often at odds with the reality of one’s life. Cate McQuaid of the Boston Globe explains that “the artist himself becomes an expression of his character’s inner sadness or shame, and the accouterments of clothing and place heighten the sense of not quite belonging, and at the same time, being entrenched.” Cole will exhibit prints from the span of the project, from 2007 to present.

CALEB COLE Born in Indianapolis (1981), Cole is a former altar server, scout, and 4-H Grand Champion in Gift Wrapping. His mother instilled in him a love of garage sales and thrift stores, where he developed a fascination with the junk that people leave behind. Cole is a 2011 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award winner, 2011 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Finalist, 2011 Somerville Arts Council Fellowship awardee, 2010 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Winner, 2009 Artadia Award winner, and a 2009 Photolucida Critical Mass finalist. He has exhibited at a variety of venues, including the Jenkins Johnson Gallery (NYC), Danforth Museum of Art, Photo Center Northwest (Seattle), Good Citizen Gallery (St. Louis), Childs Gallery (Boston), among others. Cole was also featured in Boston Magazine (HOME) as an emerging photographer who is “shaking up New England’s visual arts scene.” He is represented in Boston by Gallery Kayafas.

More information about Caleb Cole can be found at: www.calebcolephoto.com

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