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Lodoe Laura @ Filter Photo

Lodoe Laura: 163 August 3 – September 15 2018 Closing Reception: September 7 | 6 – 9 PM Artist Talk: September 7 | 7 PM “In the last ten years, 163 people have self-immolated in protest of the conditions inside the Tibetan Autonomous Region in China. Working with the archives of Tibetan activists and advocacy […]


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Re/member/construct and we like small things v.2. @ Filter Space

Re/member/construct and we like small things v.2. September 21 – October 27, 2018 reception September 28 | 6 – 9 PM “Re/member/construct, juried by Lisa Volpe, features the work of 30 artists that explore the quality of a photograph to simultaneously stop time and infuse form, construct memory, and fuel nostalgia. ” “we like small […]


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Echoes: Reframing Collage @ Museum of Contemporary Photography

Echoes: Reframing Collage October 11- December 21, 2018 “Echoes: Reframing Collage examines the parallels between Arnold’s work and 21st-century artists including Wardell Milan, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Ayanah Moor, Krista Franklin, and Xaviera Simmons. These artists not only reconceptualize the photocollage, they also build upon Arnold’s legacy as an artist whose medium and […]


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Mary Rafferty @ ChiCat, Chicago Center for Arts and Technology

Mary Rafferty: Do You See Me? June 27 – July 27 “Rafferty’s ongoing portrait project Do You See Me?, captures the personal narratives of black women through portraiture and their responses to the open-ended question, “What does it mean to be a black woman living in Chicago today?” Through the intimate process of both collecting […]


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Lucas Foglia @ Museum of Contemporary Photography

Lucas Foglia: Human Nature July 19 – September 30 Opening Reception: July 19 | 5 – 7 PM “Human Nature examines our relationship to the natural world and the human desire for “wild” places — even when those places are human constructions. Lucas Foglia’s lyrical, formally considered photographs challenge the concept that humans and nature […]


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TRUTH CLAIM @ Carrie Secrist Gallery

TRUTH CLAIM Group Exhibition July 14 – August 18 Opening Reception: July 14 | 5 – 7:30 PM “Each artist in TRUTH CLAIM contributes work that in some way pushes, pulls, cuts, abstracts, clarifies, elaborates upon, and explores the medium of photography. This challenge to convention then sets the stage for a re-definition of a […]


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Deceptive Beauty @ Schneider Gallery

Deceptive Beauty: Yao Lu, Zhang Wei, and Yu Xiao​ July 13 – September 1 Opening Reception: July 13 | 5 – 7:30 PM “Deceptive Beauty, a group exhibition featuring the work of three contemporary Chinese artists: Yao Lu, Zhang Wei, and Yu Xiao. In contemporary China, it is difficult for artists to directly engage with […]


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Jackson Patterson @ Gallery19

Jackson Patterson: Recollected Memories July 6 – August 4 Opening July 20 | 6 – 9 PM “Original images and family archives work together in Patterson’s narrative photomontages which are an intense exploration of family history and the transformation of American life over time. As the winner of Gallery19’s 2017 Meed1 Photo Competition, Patterson has […]


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Suraj Bhamra @ The Rangefinder Gallery

Suraj Bhamra: Loess Opening Reception: July 6 | 6 – 9 PM “Bhamra is a Metro Detroit photographer born in Windsor, ON. Loess is his first solo exhibition and highlights the vibrant immigrant community in Hamtramck, Michigan. The project draws attention to the intersection of immigrant identity, ubiquitous symbols of American pride, the contentious contemporary […]


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The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold @ Museum of Contemporary Photography

The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity, and Politics October 11- December 21, 2018 “During the tumultuous 1960s and 70s, the prolific artist Ralph Arnold made photocollages that appropriated and commented upon mass media portrayals of gender, sexuality, race and politics. Arnold’s complex visual arrangements of photography, painting and text were built upon his […]


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