Curated by Rachel Jump, Carson Sanders and Taylor Curry of Aint-Bad, this exhibition highlights images and writings from a selection of artists who are currently making work in the Chicago area.
As of 2016, Brooklyn is the most unaffordable housing market in the nation, Los Angeles is slowly running out of water while the traffic chips away at everyone’s sanity, and Chicago has an ever growing problem of violence and corruption in local government. And while in the American Metropolis the creative mind is in high demand, the competition is steeper than ever before, and the economy in which artists must survive is equally as unforgiving. Despite all of this, artists and hopefuls are still pouring into these cities, searching for a creative community that is unlike anywhere else in the country.
Patty Carroll, Paul D’Amato, John Lusishe, Jason Reblando, and Leonard Suryajaya the featured artists presented in Aint-Bad Metropolis: Chicago are also included in the Chicago portion of the next publication of Aint-Bad Magazine. A closing reception will be held on Friday, September 9th, 6-9pm. Copies of the publication will be available for purchase, as well as other books and publications from Aint-Bad.
Filter Photo is proud to acknowledge the support of the David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation in producing this exhibition.
© Jason Reblando
Exhibition Dates: August 5 – September 10, 2016
Closing Reception: September 9 | 6pm – 9pm
Location: Filter Space 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 207
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
Aint–Bad is an independent publisher of new photographic art. Founded in Savannah, Georgia, the collective is dedicated to publishing contemporary photography and text to support a progressive community of artists from around the world through online web features, printed periodicals, monographs, and exhibitions. Their publication reveals an ever-more urgent, critical conversation about the human condition by way of thought provoking imagery. The periodicals address specific cultural themes or observations, open for interpretive energy. Each monograph is an intimate project with a hand-selected artist, printed in small editions with the best materials available.