Artists Daniel Hojnacki, Karolis Usonis, and Krista Wortendyke use photographic archives in their artistic practice as seen in the exhibition Furtive in the Michigan Avenue Galleries at the Chicago Cultural Center. Reclaimed and re-contextualized photographs are often used to create new meaning or to underline our shifting perceptions about photography.
Join the artists for this interactive session as they lead participants through the process of working with photographic archives, scanning images on a flatbed scanner, and making alterations to the original images to create new images in a contemporary context.
Curated by Filter Photo, Furtive is a photography-based exhibition that explores the complexity of memory, both personal and collective. Through an examination of place, archive and the intersection of perception and knowing, artists Daniel Hojnacki, Karolis Usonis, and Krista Wortendyke ask us to reconsider what we think we know based on our past experiences, communal knowledge and memory. By using photography as a conceptual tool rather than an objective medium for documentation these artists are able to examine and question our collective use of photography in the making of both memories and histories.
This exhibition is presented through DCASE’s ArtsSpace in-kind grant program and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.