10th Annual Juried Photo Exhibit at Morpho Gallery

Morpho Gallery pleased to announce its 10th annual juried photo exhibit. Photographers are invited to submit work for possible inclusion in the exhibition. Size limitation is 36” maximum in any direction, framing included. Original photography only, any and all subject matters or photo processes welcomed.

Entry fee:

$25 for three (3) images, $5 for each additional image, limited to five per person. The fee is non-refundable.

Submissions:

Judging will be done from on-line .jpg images, submitted with the completed entry form and entry fee paid through Paypal (see details below). The official entry form can be downloaded at http://www.morphogallery.com/links.htm (on the links page). Entries will also be accepted by mail on CD, accompanied with the entry form and check, mailed to Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625.

Awards:

First place award(s) is a month long solo exhibition at Morpho Gallery, including an opening night event, postcards and advertising. Award(s) will be announced at the opening night reception.

Juror:

Christopher Schneberger is a Chicago photographer and has been a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council individual artist grant twice.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include: The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles; Dorsky Projects in New York; GeocartoInternational in Hong Kong and Printworks Gallery in Chicago where he is represented.

Chris is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College Chicago and the College of DuPage. He is a founding member and on the board of directors of Perspective Gallery in Evanston, Illinois, a not-for-profit, community-oriented cooperative whose purpose is to promote photography as fine art. He has curated several exhibitions of photography including “Realms” and “This Particular Patch” at Perspective Gallery.

Chris received his BFA from the University of Florida and his MFA from Indiana University. He is also the drummer for the band Moon.

Exhibition calendar:

April 11 Final Entry Deadline
April 15 Notifications sent
April 17-20 Artwork received
April 24 Opening night reception and winner(s) announced
April 24 – May 31 Exhibition dates
June 5-6 Pick up art

Website: www.morphogallery.com

Connection Lost

Connection Lost is a fine art photography exhibition by Lauren Giuliani. Through use of alternative photographic methods, this collection of silver gelatin prints discusses human interaction and connection to nature.

This exhibition is located on the second floor of a tavola at 2148 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL, 60622. Opening reception isWednesday, February 25. Stop by between 5:30 and 8:30pm for some wine, snacks and fine art!

Website: www.laurengiuliani.com

LINE AND LAND: Photography By Michał Paweł Markowski

DreamBox Gallery presents:  MICHAŁ PAWEŁ MARKOWSKI

LINE AND LAND:  ESSAY. IMAGE. FICTION.

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Reading from  DAY ON EARTH: Traveling Prose at 7:00pm, accompanied by a conversation with the author, and followed by a book signing and exhibition reception.

LINE AND LAND is a debut exhibition for Michał Paweł Markowski, university professor of Polish language and literature, philosopher, translator, and writer.

The exhibition accompanies the publication in Poland of a literary experiment, titled DAY ON EARTH. Photographs from different places in the world, fiction about traveling, and travel essays inform each other in unexpected ways, creating a space for the reader to cross different fields of perception and reflection.

LINE AND LAND may be viewed as an extension of the vision presented in Markowski ‘s DAY ON EARTH, yet it stands alone as a self-sufficient artistic project.  The photographs, selected from a larger body of work, emphasize different lines, angles, and curvatures that orient and shape our perception and transform the landscape we gaze at—devoid of symbolic meanings, human presence or sublime underpinnings—into the purely imaginative. The photographs are imbued with the mild melancholia of unpopulated places and interpret our surroundings in terms of rigorous forms and not accidental circumstances. The underlying question posed by Markowski is how different positions we happen to occupy reveal the world of distinct rhythms, forms or compositions that impose themselves on our seeing.

MICHAŁ PAWEŁ MARKOWSKI is The Hejna Family Chair in Polish Language and Literature at University of Illinois at Chicago, the author of over twenty books on philosophy and literature, including 5 collections of literary essays.  He has written on Nietzsche, Derrida, Cartier-Bresson, Edward Hopper, Francis Bacon, Fernando Pessoa, Franz Kafka, Witold Gombrowicz, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, among many others. His essayistic writings have been awarded in Poland with numerous prizes, most recently with The Kazimierz Wyka Prize for Literary Criticism (2010). He serves as the Artistic Director of the annual International Joseph Conrad Literary Festival, which takes place in Kraków, Poland. His most recent books include: Universal Dissolution: Schulz, Existence, Literature (2012), Politics of Sensitivity: Introduction to the Humanities (2013), and Day on Earth: Traveling Prose (2014).

Website: www.dreamboxgallery.com

Morpho Gallery: 2014 Jury Photo Winners

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Morpho Gallery is pleased to welcome winners of the 9th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Brett Stoddart & Martha Kubica. Selected by John Morrison, winners will present their photographs from October 31- November 26, 2014. Join us for an opening reception/Halloween party on Friday, October 31st from 6 – 9 pm for a chance to meet the artists. Costumes are encouraged!

Website: morphogallery.com

Morpho Gallery: Urban Dreams

Canebière by Yves Vernin

Canebière by Yves Vernin

Show dates: May 9th – June 4th, 2014
Opening Reception: May 9th, 6 – 9 pm

Morpho Gallery is pleased to announce Urban Dreams. This exhibition features the work of Marie Laigneau, Mirela Momanu, and Yves Vernin.

Urban Dreams explores the mysterious and invisible relationship connecting people to their urban surroundings. Through the use of unusual perspectives, shadow play and reflections, the cities we’ve known forever take the substance of dreams – ethereal and mysterious, foreign and strange. As a group of artists, we are seeking to question the way we usually experience urban life. By transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, by casting a new light on the most usual scenes, our intention is to unveil the unconscious emotions that connect us to our cities, and to ourselves.

About the Artists

Marie Laigneau, USA – Marie’s images portray a timeless and overshadowing city, made of silence and whispers. In her work, the constant opposition between light and darkness seems to overpower her subjects, creating tension and unbalance. Her lonely figures evolve in a foreign, yet familiar world, reminiscent of forgotten dreams and memories.

Yves Vernin, France – Yves’ images are stories of shadows and light. Yves expands on this theme by showing how the mundane can easily become extraordinary if one understands the true beauty of light. His images portray a city transformed by the joyful sun, where shadows create rhythmic worlds shattering our common perception of urbanity.

Mirela Momanu, Romania – Mirela’s images take us to a world of silence and introspection. Her lonely figures are fleeting silhouettes evolving into the darkness of highly geometrical settings. Mirela portrays one of the most mysterious aspects of cities, made of steel and concrete, of evasive light and repetitive patterns. Her subjects are faced with themselves, in the silence of their surroundings.

About Morpho Gallery:

Morpho Gallery prides itself in seeking talented artists who are on the cusp of being discovered by the mainstream art community. We invite local artists to exhibit their work in a creative and non-competitive atmosphere where artistic experimentation and development are encouraged. By creating a blank palette inside the gallery, we offer infinite possibilities for an array of colors, textures and media to come together. Morpho Gallery also offers leasing packages at affordable rates to groups and individuals who wish to stage their own shows.