Jan 22nd 2022

Kioto Aoki and Pamela Ramos: Sixth Planet from the Sun

@ LVL3 Gallery

1542 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, January 22nd, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, March 6th

LVL3 is proud to present Sixth Planet from the Sun, a two-person exhibition featuring work by Kioto Aoki (Chicago, IL) and Pamela Ramos (Los Angeles, CA).

In Sixth Planet, Aoki and Ramos explore the physical and relational nature of photography. As artists, they each approach the tangibility of light and its workings, as it navigates and decays across space. Both their practices nurture a careful examination of site-responsive encounters, as they pertain to time and the material body. Aoki unpacks the very notion of what it means to collect, document, and recall one’s life through the photographic process. The artist exposes the realities of the daily routine as a series of romantic possibilities. Ramos’ work depicts and aims to demystify set definitions of the self and the other. Through symbiotic decay, one may uncover the lasting impressions of close, interpersonal bonds. By reimagining forgotten objects and material Ramos reclaims context and authorship in anonymity. In Sixth Planet from the Sun, Aoki and Ramos walk viewers through a soft haze of nostalgia, prompting deliberate and sentimental considerations of the self and the everyday.

Opening: Saturday, January 22nd, 6 – 10 pm!

Gallery hours are Sundays 1-4 pm and can also be made by appointment. Email team@lvl3official.com or call/text 312-469-0333 to reserve a time outside of gallery hours.

Proof of vaccination and booster and masks are required for all visitors during opening events, regular gallery hours, and all private appointments.

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