This little corner appeared to be the watering hole for a number of locals, thus the name. It could have also been called Couch 2.0, after Alley 147’s couch, but someone had torched the love seat here so I don’t think it was officially a couch any more.
Danny Wolverton (aka “Special Head” of Americas Got Talent fame) was with me and recorded the whole exploration and shoot. I’m eager to see what he does with it!
VAIVEN: Six Visual Journeys between Spain and the US
October 2 – November 30, 2015
400 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL
My travelling group show, VAIVEN, opens in Tampa’s Florida Museum of Photographic Arts this Friday.
The show began in Washington DC in Nov 2013 and traveled to NYC, then Albuquerque.
The exhibition features six photographers from Spain and the U.S. who interpret the realities of both countries from multiple perspectives, creating a visual round trip.
It has had a very successful run so far, being featured in over a dozen press stories nationally and internationally, including the Washington Post.
Artist Lecture and cocktails:
November 6 at 7pm I’ll be giving a talk at the museum, providing a retrospective of the Alleys and Ruins series.
If you are in the area, please drop by!
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
City Creatures: Animal Encounters in Chicago’s Urban Wilderness Oct 1 – Dec 28, 2015
2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago
The City Creatures group exhibition explores the human/nature relationship within cities. The exhibit coincides with the release of the City Creatures book.
Two of my Glam Bugs are in the book and exhibition.
45th Annual Pilsen East Artists’ Open House
2nd Friday, October 9th: 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, October 10th: 11am – 7pm
1932 S. Halsted St, #402, Chicago
Coinciding with October’s 2nd Friday Gallery Walk, the Pilsen East Artists’ Open House is a well-loved neighborhood tradition.
My studio and gallery, along with 30 other studios in the area will be open to the public.
Come by for some art, music and drinks…
If you want to purchase larger pieces and you’d like to discuss images and options, a good time to arrive is between 6 and 8pm on Friday, or any time on Saturday, when it is more peaceful.
Visitors can pick up a map at the Event Information Booth, located at 1821 S Halsted
More info: www.nuez.com/2nd-friday
Lots of free street parking available!
Illinois State Museum
I’m very pleased to announce that Alleys & Ruins no. 134, Dub Stop, is now part of the Illinois State Museum permanent collection! The piece is a 32×40 in a shadowbox frame, which toured the four galleries of the State Museum (In Chicago, Lockport, Springfield and Rend Lake) from October 2012 to March 2015 as part of the Fragile Relations group exhibition.