Jun 3rd 2016

Luther Price: Flesh Fracture

@ Mana Contemporary Chicago

2233 S Throop St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Opening Friday, June 3rd, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Friday, August 12th

Since the mid 1980s, Boston-based visual artist Luther Price has been known for his iconic deeply personal, and at times disturbing, Super 8mm films and live performances. In recent years, Price has moved from the Super 8 format to recycled, distressed, and hand-painted 16mm films and 35mm slides, initially as a practical way of sharing a likeness of his films without risking the original works. Eventually, Price began sequencing these slides and projecting them as loops. Selections of the slide-based work were featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial and recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art and the ICA Boston.

This exhibition features selections from Price’s most recent series of 35mm slides, Sugar Fractures, alongside two carousels from his 2012 series Utopia, and two carousels from his 2015 series Meat Chapter 3, the third chapter in Price’s ongoing, multimedia series, Meat. This exhibition is co-sponsored by Mana Contemporary and The Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF). Luther Price’s work appears courtesy of the artist, Callicoon Fine Arts, and Anthology Film Archives.

On Saturday June 4th, CUFF will screen two recent Anthology Film Archives’ digital restorations of his classic Super 8 films, Clown (1992/2003) and A (1995). The films will screen at the Logan Theater on June 4th at 8pm. Please visit cuff.org for more details.


Image: from Sugar Fracture. Courtesy of the artist and Callicoon Fine Arts

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