I am so proud to announce the Perspective Gallery is to present “Through A New Lens”, an exhibition by seven internationally-recognized iPhoneographers. The exhibit, curated by my dear friend and museum professional, art historian and photographer, Gina Costa, demonstrates a broad range of styles and approaches used by mobile technology. Works range from traditional, “straight” photographs, to abstract and highly “apped” works of art. Visitors to the exhibition will observe the incredible span of possibilities mobile technology permits.
The evolution of mobile photography can be understood as the logical next step of developments in the history of photography. Technically, what preceded the mobile photography movement led naturally to its adoption, becoming an important world-wide art movement. The camera on mobile phones has redefined picture-making within this historical arc, and has shifted the discourse and boundaries of what we consider a “photograph”.
This exhibition provides a small glimpse to how a mobile device is not only a convenient device in one’s pocket, but also a powerful creative tool harnessed by these artists to redefine how we understand picture-making. The question before us now is: What is the next technical advancement mobile photography is paving the way for?
Exhibiting internationally known photographers are
Manuela Matos Montiero
Oola Cristina Omichi
In-Person Opening Reception: Saturday, January 8, 2022, 5-7:00 pm
In-person attendance will be limited to 20 people. Proof of vaccination will be required to attend.
Talk by Exhibition Curator: Sunday, January 23, 2022, 2 pm CST
About the Curator:
Gina Costa is a photographic artist, independent curator, and museum professional. Her photographs are featured in private collections across the United States and Europe, including the oldest and most prestigious archive of photography, The Alinari Archive, Firenze, Italia. She is a 2019 and 2018 recipient of the Julia Margaret Cameron award. Costa earned her graduate degrees in Art History from the University of Chicago. She has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago; She has taught art history at The University of Notre Dame and The University of Rochester, New York. Costa has written for numerous publications including Art Narratives, Collezione Maramotti, and the Catalogue for Fotografia Europa.
About Perspective Group and Photography Gallery
Perspective Group and Photography Gallery is a not-for-profit, community-oriented cooperative whose purpose is to promote fine art photography. In addition to monthly group and featured artists exhibitions, the gallery features a guest speaker lecture series, monthly artist talks, an annual national juried exhibition, an annual invitational show; an annual Vicinity exhibition, and an annual juried show for Chicago-area high school students.
The members of Perspective Group and Photography Gallery bring a rich blend of experience and focus to the gallery. Members’ work has been shown at galleries, colleges, libraries and in publications and juried shows across the country and internationally. The artistic styles and techniques of the members include traditional film, digital, alternative processes, mixed media, collage and encaustic art.
Perspective Group and Photography Gallery, a 501(c)(3) organization, promotes the art of photography to the public with exhibitions, lectures, classes, and outreach while creating a dynamic and diverse community of photographers who share ideas and inspiration.
1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
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