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Glam Bugs retrospective at Instituto Cervantes opens Jan 25

I'm thrilled to announce the opening of my retrospective exhibition at the Instituto Cervantes in Chicago, Wed, Jan 25, 6-8 pm, where I'll be giving a talk from 6:30-7pm. The show runs from Jan 25 through March 28. The reception is free, but reservations are required. RSVP athttp://www.brownpapertickets.com The Glam Bugs are odd, that's for sure. We do our very best to keep away from bugs, but I've been working on this series for 23 years! When I look at bugs magnified through my photographic lens, they become larger than life icons – sometimes a heroic figure in an epic drama, or a superstar adored by millions; a tragic victim in a cruel world, or a powerful evil villain. I love glorifying the least among us. As someone with bouts of social anxiety, I find myself fantasizing that I am the opposite. And so my little bugs embrace this duality, where at once they are lowly, irrelevant creatures, and at the same time, compelling figures in the alternate universe I’ve created for them. The Instituto Cervantes will be exhibiting images from the earliest to the latest additions to the series.

The Institute is located at 31 W. Ohio St in Chicago



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