May 4th 2012

Doug Fogelson: Exit Eden

@ City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower

806 N. Michigan Ave.

Opening Friday, May 4th, from 5:30PM - 7:30PM

On view through Sunday, September 23rd

EXIT EDEN BY DOUG FOGELSON OPENS MAY 4
AT THE CITY GALLERY AT THE HISTORIC WATER TOWER

First Non-Chicago Focused Show to be Exhibited in City Gallery,
“Exit Eden” Reflects on Earth’s Changing Environment Through Photography by Chicago Artist

CHICAGO (April 4, 2012) – A new exhibition, Exit Eden, at the City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower, 806 N. Michigan Avenue, casts light on the Earth’s shifting environments through photography by Chicago artist Doug Fogelson. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the exhibition opens Friday, May 4 with a free public reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Exit Eden will be on display through September 23, 2012. The City Gallery is open Mondays – Saturdays 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

Exit Eden by Doug Fogelson considers the transformative effect climate change is having on our natural environment through the abstraction of landscape photography. In removing layers of both imagery and color from his original transparency film, Fogelson creates a dialog between destructiveness and beauty that points to a consideration of humanity within the elements. Exit Eden is Fogelson’s way of coming to terms with conflicted views about an earthly paradise and the extinction or loss of precious resources.

A Chicago native, Doug Fogelson studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College College. His work is displayed in notable public and private collections and with esteemed galleries. Most of Fogelson’s work is represented via photographic means and materials, and the photographic process itself is integral to his conceptualizations. His work addresses the physical implications of materials and a questioning of human interactions within shifting boundaries and borders.

Since 1999 the City Gallery has presented solely Chicago-themed exhibits. Beginning with Exit Eden, the exhibition space expands its focus to highlight Chicago’s artists and photographers, showcasing the diversity of quality work and breadth of vision in the city’s creative community.

For more information about Exit Eden and City Gallery, visit www.ExploreChicago.org.

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