Friday, December 9, 2011

Opening Reception for IALS's first photography exhibition- Snapshot: Inventing the Everyday

Within the history of photography, it seems that snapshots have existed as an amateurish sub-genre of fine art photography. This aesthetic has been associated with the commonplace, the language of the everyday. Today, in the age of sophisticated camera phones and social media, when families and friends gather around a computer rather than a photo album, some are reconsidering the snapshot’s artistic value. Snapshot: Inventing the Everyday, a photography exhibit exploring the art of the snapshot, will open on Thursday, December 15th from 6-8:30 PM, at the I Am Logan Square Gallery, located at 2644 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Food and drink will be provided by Ciao Napoli and I Am Logan Square’s official gallery series sponsors, Revolution Brewing and Paper Moon Pastry.  In addition,  a photo booth will be installed at the opening reception courtesy of Magnolia Photo Booth Co. and photos taken during the event will be put on display for the duration of the exhibition!


“Snapshots embody our very culture; we use them to explain our lives by smiling at a camera – always with an audience in mind,” explain co-curators, Brooke Herbert Hayes and Wm. Tanner Young.

IALS’s first photography exhibition will include photographs and interactive pieces by Young and Herbert Hayes. Both Logan Square artists have contributed to IALS’s volunteer team since last spring documenting Logan Square arts events and taking leadership roles managing IALS’s blog. In addition to these works, Snapshot will also feature photographs by Natalie Krick, Andrew Thomas Lopez, and Brian Sorg. Bob Nanna will be showcasing a selection from his "Neverending Polaroid Project" and Jeff Phillips will be showing pieces from his found photo series, "Is This Your Mother?". The photos taken in the photobooth during the night will be on display for the duration of the exhibition.

Snapshot: Inventing the Everyday will be on display through the end of January. The gallery will be open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 6 pm and by appointment and will be closed for the holidays from December 23 - January 8.

Natalie Krick
Pam reclining, 2011
19" x 23 1/2"
C Print


IALS hosts monthly gallery exhibitions of works by local artists and accepts exhibition proposals on a rolling basis. Participating artists and/or curators must either live or work in Logan Square to exhibit their work and priority will be given to group or collaborative shows.

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