Perspective Gallery is proud to present “The Alley Project” a new show by fine art photographer Monica Kass Rogers. Featuring works from Rogers’ three-year exploration of Chicago’s more than 1,900 miles of alleyways, “The Alley Project” presents unexpected abstract views that showcase the “extra” in the ordinary.
“Beautiful sculptural shapes, deep textures, and “paintings” made by scratches, graffiti-removal and the weathering of time, were all there for the finding,” says Rogers, whose work gives a lingering glimpse of Chicago’s past, visible in layers of peeling paint, tilting garage doors, dumpster bins, and patched-over pylons. Her rules for the project were simple: To leave what she found undisturbed, manipulating nothing, capturing with her cameras only what was there. The resulting imagery is full of mystery, pareidolia and whimsy.
About Perspective gallery: Founded in 2010, Perspective Group and Photography Gallery is a not-for-profit community-oriented cooperative of fine art photographers whose purpose is to promote fine art photography. In addition to monthly artist exhibits, the gallery produces a guest speaker lecture series, monthly artist talks, an annual international juried exhibition, an annual invitation show, an annual juried exhibition for Chicago area photographers and an annual juried exhibition for Chicago area high school students.