Jason Reblando – Diaspora & New Deals

Having photographed in an array of places, including Chicago public housing, the New Deal "Greenbelt Towns," the Philippines, and central Illinois, one can see how Jason Reblando's aesthetic practice is actively influenced by his background in sociology in a manner that recalls prominent social documentarians who worked in the ... Read more

Melissa Ann Pinney – A Feminist Gaze

The female experience has been largely overlooked throughout art history. As a society, we appear to be heading toward an era where the female voice appears to be gaining warranted attention. In the work of photographer, Melissa Ann Pinney, we are presented with an expansive look at the activities ... Read more

Colleen Plumb – Layers of Context & Experience

For the better part of the past two decades, Colleen Plumb has examined the complex relationship we hold with animals from various points of view. In 2011, Plumb published Animals are Outside Today, and is currently working upon a series of works, Thirty Times a Minute, that looks at ... Read more

Bob Thall – Navigating Chicago and Beyond

With a cool methodical patience, Bob Thall has spent more than 40 years photographing Chicago and its environs. Long known as the quintessential documentarian of the city's urban landscape, in recent time Thall has expanded his oeuvre through traveling to and photographing in a variety of American city centers. ... Read more

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present @ AIC

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present September 30, 2016 through January 3, 2017 The Art Institute of Chicago Regenstein Hall 111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60603 When I was first introduced to László Moholy-Nagy in the late 1980s I struggled to get my mind around the theories he explored and his use of nontraditional materials. In ... Read more

Alison Ruttan – Investigating Instinct & Agression

Utilizing strategies often attributed to social scientists, Alison Ruttan investigates characteristics of human behavior through insightful works that reveal our propensity with aggression which is evolving at an alarmingly escalating pace. Recently, The COMP Magazine visited Ruttan at her Oak Park studio to discuss her exploratory use of ... Read more

Alice Q. Hargrave – Memories & the Natural World

Immersing herself in a deep contemplative aesthetic practice focused upon our ever-shifting environment, Alice Q. Hargrave has been producing thoughtful photographs that offer lush, color-soaked and attentive meditations for the better part of 30 years. This week, The COMP Magazine visited Hargrave's expansive and highly organized Bucktown studio to ... Read more

Brad Temkin – Traversing Rooftops

Brad Temkin has been making photographs of green environments in urban areas for the better part of twenty years. These images offer the viewer insight into private places, bird's-eye views and a look at the relationship between nature and urban habitats as our cities continue to modernize. Recently, The ... Read more

Doug Fogelson – Destructive Transformations

Doug Fogelson's inquisitive practice in photography echoes the experimentation that was central to the medium's inception. For the better part of 20 years, Fogelson has consistently produced seductive imagery while investigating unsettling issues (e.g., climate change). This week The COMP Magazine caught up with Fogelson to discuss his current ... Read more

Aimée Beaubien – Collecting Within & Recent Works

Over the past year, Aimée Beaubien has been exhibiting a series of elegant, labor intensive site-specific installations in various locations (Texas, Wisconsin and Illinois) around the country. These determined efforts offer a distinct aesthetic strategy that on one level contemplate the intersection between photography and sculpture. One of these ... Read more
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