WE LIKE SMALL THINGS

Filter Photo is pleased to showcase an exhibition of small prints. Artists were asked to submit works 10 x 10 inches or less for this call for work.  Juror, Jennifer Keats, Director of The Donut Shop, chose a compelling assortment of small works.

 

She writes, “If you have been anywhere near social media recently, you may have seen a video by Korean food blogger, miminemini, making teeny tiny Krispy Kreme donuts no larger than the tip of your little finger. It is one example of many that has viewers mesmerized and spellbound by the miniature.

 

The history of photographic prints and the attitude toward their size has been an ever-changing one. People have much more cognitive over-load than ever before and that can take a toll. In a world in which we are increasingly assaulted with imagery, artworks in small scales allow us a sense of control, a space to retreat, when we are able to fit it into the palm of our hands.

 

It was my joyful task to invite the 30 artists who created the small and unique works in we like small things, each clearly motivated to create artwork of the highest standards both in its materiality and its meaning.

 

We are enveloped by the ever-growing cocoon of image saturation. The rare opportunity to encounter thoughtfully made print objects that our bodies can relate to allows us to pause and be visually present with a single image. we like small things showcases a diversity of artists still acknowledging this haptic language of photography”.
 

Participating Artists

 

Alejandro Acierto
Gregory Albertson
Nick Albertson
Kioto Aoki
Lauren Dacy
Virgil DiBiase
Nathan Florsheim
Shaye Garrigan
Gretchen Grace
Alice Hargrave
Viktar Hilitski
Kellie Hindmarch
Frances Jakubek
Ellen Jantzen
Sarah Joyce
 

Jung Kim
Michael Koerner
Rita Maas
Megan Magill
Carissa Meier
Sarah Pfohl
Jared Ragland
Daniel Ramos
Stephanie Taiber
Amanda Tinker
Alyss Vernon
Lauren Wilkins
Krista Wortendyke
Polly Yates
Eric Zeigler

 

Image © Nick Albertson, White Hangers 2, 2015
 

Exhibition Dates: September 15 – October 21, 2017
Opening Reception: September 21 | 6 – 9 pm
Location: Filter Space 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 207
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm

LOCATION

Filter Space

1821 W Hubbard St | Suite 207

Chicago | Illinois | 60622

312.248.1961

HOURS

Monday - Friday | 11am - 5pm 

Saturday | 12 pm - 4 pm

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Filter Photo is partly supported by grants from The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council Agency, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, The Fogelson Family Foundation, and The Hegner Family Foundation.