The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Body as Image, a HATCH Projects exhibition featuring new works by Colleen Keihm, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, and Kioto Aoki.
“Body as Image” presents three artists exploring the body, gender, and race through historical and contemporary modes of photography. By distorting the viewer’s perception of space and time through medium, Colleen Keihm, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, and Kioto Aoki invite viewers to encounter the unique intimacy of experimental photographic processes. The range of alternative photographic processes exhibited — including coffee-stained cyanotype portraits, analogue film strips, and photograms made from restructured photographs of Richard Serra sculptures — capitalize on the unpredictability of elements and textures through minimalist, monochromatic hues. In our era of smartphones, social media, and intangible virtual realities, the work on view collectively challenges the impalpable process of digital photography by incorporating handmade manipulation and process-based methods of layering material.
Collectively, the artists in “Body as Image” use the medium of photography to resist societal norms of representing the body from an array of vantage points including selfie culture, art-historical patriarchy, and marginalized minority youth. Colleen Keihm, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, and Kioto Aoki reveal how creatives are negotiating the politics of an overly media-saturated society by tackling questions concerning visibility and authentic narratives outside of digital storytelling.
Body as Image is curated by Sabrina Greig.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 27, 2018 – 6:00pm to Thursday, May 17, 2018 – 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 27, from 6-9pm
Image: #Project20, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, cyanotype stained with black tea or coffee