Feb 15th 2020

Michael Weinberg: CORPUS

@ FLXST Contemporary

2251 S Michigan Ave, Suite 220, Chicago IL 60616

Opening Saturday, February 15th, from 5:30PM - 8PM

On view through Sunday, March 1st

You are invited to celebrate the opening of “Corpus” at FLXST Contemporary on February 15, 5:30-8pm. “Corpus” gathers a collection of new photographic works by Chicago-based photographer and artist Michael Weinberg.

“Corpus” marks the first solo show at FLXST for Weinberg. Exhibited in the B-Side of FLXST, Weinberg will present a new corpus of black-and-white portraits of queer bodies. His photographs create a queer vernacular sensibility that gestures to neoclassicist figurative studies as well as the eroticism of images of men in classic physique magazines. The photographic subjects in his images often seek him out on social media. Many of these online platforms facilitate a de-personalizing of queer encounters, which Weinberg attempts to counter through an intentional dialogic photographic practice. The photographs in “Corpus” expose masculinity as a fragile construct across a spectrum of queer bodies.

Refreshments will be served. Street parking is available. The gallery is on the second floor, Suite 220 (to be let in, please select the gallery’s name on the intercom). There are stairs and an elevator to reach the second floor.

WHAT: Opening Reception to “Corpus”

WHO: Michael Weinberg

WHEN: Opening Reception, February 15, 2020, 5:30-8pm

DURATION: February 15 – March 1, 2020

GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Thursday from 10-3pm and Sunday from 2-5pm, or by appointment.

WHERE: FLXST Contemporary, 2251 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 220, Chicago, IL 60616

Image credit: “Mateo” and “Adam” pigment on print, 2019 (detail)

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