Opening Saturday, October 31st, from 5PM - 9PM
On view through Sunday, November 29th
Live performances at opening, Sat., October 31:
7:30p – Matt Orenstein
8p – Ryan Packard, drums/electronics
Andrew Clinkman, guitar
Albert Wildeman, Bass
Andrew Bruah’s exhibition, Some of these days / You’ll miss me, honey, presents a collection of images that sever context from subject matter, quietly evading indications of specific place and time. In avoiding the traditional photographic role of documentation, these images stretch benign rural and urban scenes to encompass the strange, the other.
Whether a deeply elegant still life of apples in the morning sun, or a pigeon doused by the manufactured waterfall of a city fountain, the name of the thing is not the thing, and the things in Bruah’s photos seem to dance around their names.
Bruah’s compositions are exacting, but their aesthetic elegance belies the content of this work. There is an air of memory and loss; the impenetrable mystery of the natural landscape, and man as nature.
Some of these days / You’ll miss me, honey is curated by Jessie Devereaux for Comfort Station Logan Square.
ANDREW BRUAH lives and works in Chicago, IL. He received his MFA from Hartford Art School in Connecticut, with a focus on the photo-based book. His work was curated into Mossless Magazine Issue Three: The United States, Building Ideas: An Architectural Guide to the University of Chicago, and Gray Collection: Seven Centuries of Art, published by Yale University Press. He has exhibited at Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL; 25CPW, New York, NY; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Coalition of Photographic Arts, Milwaukee, WI; and The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. This is his first exhibition with the gallery.