Nov 17th 2012

Sarah Mosk & Bryan Lear: The Distance Inward

@ The Hills Esthetic Center

128 N Campbell Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60612

Opening Saturday, November 17th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, December 9th

Embracing manipulated photographic appropriation, Sarah Mosk and Bryan Lear present a series of images that both reveal and obscure the materiality, meaning and sources of their images. These works repurpose a variety of lush image surface to invent poetic metaphysical sensations and spaces in the form of collage and print.


BRYAN LEAR lives and works in Chicago. He received his BA in photography from Columbia College Chicago, and his MFA in Photography, Video & Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He is currently teaching photography at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

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SARAH MOSK lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. She received her BFA from Northern Illinois University in 2000. Recent group exhibitions include The Power of Selection 3 at Western Exhibitions, Rebus at Ben Russell Gallery, Paper Chasers at Nuda Shank, the MDW Fair, Bowling Alone and Sea Change at Andrew Rafacz Gallery.

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THE HILLS ESTHETIC CENTER is both a conventional and organic exhibition space located within a complex of artist’s studios and audio recording facilities on Chicago’s west side. Focusing on emerging artists and local arts initiatives, the space aims to promote a breadth of cultural production and invention in the service of independent artistic expression. We value a relaxed artist-controlled environment with the potential for the interaction of critical and social dialogues.

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ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibition) was founded in 2010 with the ambition to provide the arts community with an affordable, cooperative, and dialogue-oriented residency program. The residency itself takes place each summer in rural southwest Wisconsin and brings together artists from across disciplines and levels of experience to create a regenerative community of cultural producers. Over the course of the following year ACRE endeavors to further support its residents by providing venues for exhibitions, idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.

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