Jul 28th 2017

Mariah Karson: American Legion

@ Firecat Projects

2124 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Opening Friday, July 28th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Friday, August 18th

AMERICAN LEGION at Firecat Projects
Book Release and Opening Reception – All veterans and public are welcome. Firecat Projects exhibition generously sponsored by Douglas Sohn, beverages provided by Temperance Beer Co. and Red and White Wines, Chicago.

Mariah Karson’s documentary photography project AMERICAN LEGION will be at Firecat Projects July 28 – August 18, 2017. A public book release and artist reception will take place on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 7-10pm. American Legion Auxiliary poppies will be available with donation – poppy proceeds benefit Cody, NE Unit 319.

Mariah Karson’s AMERICAN LEGION documents the lives of Legion members and the impact veterans and posts have on communities. Between 2014-2016 Karson traveled to four American Legion posts in towns with populations under 1,000 to photograph and interview Legionnaires. The project has been compiled into a 252 page hardcover book and gallery exhibition at Firecat Projects. More info here: http://www.mariahkarson.com/americanlegion/

AMERICAN LEGION was partially funded by an Individual Artist Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, featured in Light Leaked “America” and “Constructing Narrative,” a finalist for Photolucida 2016, and was awarded Best of ASMP 2015.

Book collaborators:
Eric Ravenstein – design; Peter Vandenberg – final editor; Gabriel Wallace – editor-at-arms; Erin Karson, Nina Faile, and Aaron Pylinski – associate editors; Xander Fischer – color correction

Firecat Projects website: https://www.firecatprojects.org/ contact Stan Klein firecatprojects@gmail.com or 207-249-9486

Upcoming AMERICAN LEGION Artist Talk & Mixer:
Artist Talk & Mixer, sponsored by ASMP Chicago/Midwest at Firecat Projects
Wednesday August 9, 2017 6:30pm-9:30pm – talk at 7:15pm

About Mariah Karson:
Mariah Karson (b. 1979) is a Chicago-based artist and freelance photographer. She studied photography and printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her work has been published internationally. Specializing in editorial and studio portraiture, Mariah strives to capture real people with honesty and clarity and provide memorable images that tell compelling stories

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