Sep 28th 2019

Infinite Bodies and Their Aftermath


2251 S Michigan Ave, Suite 220, Chicago, IL 60616

Opening Saturday, September 28th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Wednesday, October 13th

“Infinite Bodies and Their Aftermath” is a group show comprised of photographs produced by students who enrolled in Latitude Chicago’s critique group of the same name during Summer 2019. The photographs exhibited and their presentations are a result of seven-weeks spread across three months of critical feedback on students work. The thread that ties all the work is the theme of “Bodies”—bodies in their infinite incarnations of visuality. The work in the show capture the figurative and conceptual possibilities when “bodies” are at the center of photographic production.

A question posed to the critique group at the start of the session, in light of the multitude of photographs of bodies by photographers of every kind was: “How might we begin to work through photography’s inspiring, weighty, and sometimes disturbing relationship to the human form, past, present, and into the photographic horizon?” The student’s work grapple with the photographic archives and, in doing so, are creating fresh ways of thinking about the human form. Indeed, for the students “bodies” matter significantly to photography, as subjects and agents of photographic production. The photographers did not create their photographs in a vacuum. That is, each photographer is highly aware of the heightened scrutiny of bodies in the present moment. Whether these bodies are black and brown, queer, immigrant, dis/abled, bodies of all sizes, the critique group thought through the weightiness of these and other bodies (or what we called infinite bodies) as they intersect with an understanding of photography and photographic practice.

Photographers include:
Adam Schachner
Sarah Baranski
Harrison Huse
Lauren Grudzien
Sara Palomo
Sarah Pfohl
Michael Weinberg

Join us for the opening reception of Infinite Bodies and Their Aftermath!

* Time: September 28, 6pm-8pm

** Place: FLXST Contemporary, 2251 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 220 (on S. Michigan between Cermak and 23rd Street). Street parking is available. By train, take Green Line to Cermak/23rd street, and walk 2 blocks east to S. Michigan.

*** Find “FLXST” on the intercoms to be buzzed in (there are two intercoms)

For more information about the show, email or call 773-413-8030.

In collaboration with LATITUDE Chicago.

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