March 4 - April 3 // WMG is pleased to present “Reciprocity,” an exhibition of artist pairs, juried by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman.
March 4 – April 3, 2021
Virtual Opening Reception: March 5, 6-8 PM
R Image: Sarah Stankey, Clouds, archival inkjet print, 16 x 20 in.
L Image: Caroline Knickmeier, Constant 2, archival inkjet print, 26 x 20 in.
Stankey and Knickmeier are an exhibiting artist pair in Reciprocity.
CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present “Reciprocity” juried by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman. This exhibition includes 21 woman-identified and non-binary artist pairs anchored in photography and image-based practices and considers the reciprocal relationship between each pair.
In their juror's statement, Ciurej and Lochman outlined the parameters of the exhibition:
Reciprocity is a relation of mutual dependence, action or influence.
In photography, reciprocity refers to the relationship between the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed, which work dependently and inversely to capture light. It is the key to the perfect exposure.
In reciprocal relationships, like in any collaborative act, ideas and conversations are exchanged, enriching participants intellectually and emotionally. Whether through aesthetic bond, mentor/mentee relationships, friendship, photographer/subject or teacher to student, our pursuits are sustained by these relationships.
To celebrate the reciprocal bonds that enrich our photographic practices, Woman Made Gallery invited women-identified and non-binary artists from the local, national, and international community to pair their photograph or image-based work with that of another practicing artist with whom they are in conversation.
Exhibiting Artist Pairs:
Pinky Bass and Tonia Hughes
Lois Bielefeld and Ebtihal Shedid
Stacy Bogdonoff and Teri Figliuzzi
Brenda Bowyer and Carol Estes
Patty Carroll and Andie Meadows
Maya Dreilinger and Dwora Fried
Juna Hume Clark and Maia Eriko
Karen Dana Cohen and Jess Levey
Gina Costa and Kay Westhues
Sarah Crofts and Nancy Kim
Marianne Fairbanks and Erica Hess
Sanaz Haghani and Lara Vaienti
Rie Jones and L Beck Peterson
Roslyn Julia and Grace Tyson
Caroline Knickmeier and Sarah Stankey
Ann Kogen and Socorro Mucino
Madeleine LeMieux and Angela Shaffer
Amanda Musick and Meg Roussos
Maisie Neale and Clare Weeks
Lydia Panas and Aline Smithson
Brenda Steller and Karyn Stetz
About the Jurors: Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have been collaborating on photographic narratives for four decades and understand reciprocity as essential to collaborative practice. Through photographs, artists books and installation, their work explores the confluence of history, myth and popular culture. Ciurej maintains her photographic practice in Chicago and Lochman is an educator and photographer in Milwaukee, WI. They share a studio in Milwaukee. www.ciurejlochmanphoto.com.
COVID-10 Update: As of February 15, 2021, Woman Made Gallery is limiting the number of visitors in the gallery to ten at a time.Face masks are required. No appointment necessary.
If you need accommodations to fully participate in this program, contact email@example.com. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodations.
Woman Made Gallery | 2150 S. Canalport Ave., 4th floor | Chicago, IL 60608
L Image: Angela Shaffer, Lipstick, 2020, archival inkjet print, 28x20 in.
R Image: Madeleine LeMieux, Untitled #1, 2020, archival inkjet print, 20x28 in.
Shaffer and LeMieux are an exhibiting artist pair in Reciprocity at WMG.
CALL FOR ART
CALL FOR ART: Boundaries Exhibition Dates: April 15 – May 16, 2021
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: March 14, 2021
ABOUT THE JUROR: Whitney LaMora (she/her) is a queer Chicago-based creative. Her artistic background spans from theatrical production to art curation, entrepreneurial leadership, goal-oriented mentorship, and beyond. She is a champion of interdisciplinary projects and emerging / DIY creators. She lives in Logan Square, obsessively reads, and takes in plants. Whitney is the creator of multiple Chicago art entities like LOCUS and the Accountability Club.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: It's been a year of boundaries. At the conclusion of one full year of pandemic conditions, the parameters of how we live and move through the world have drastically changed. While many new physical boundaries have been defined for us, other boundaries were left to be defined. This exhibition considers the magnitude of this particular moment, as well as conceptual dimensions and negotiations of boundaries broadly, and as particularly experienced by womxn and non-binary individuals. We encourage intersectional approaches that include consideration of sexuality, race, class, and disability.
The juror is especially, though not exclusively, interested in artworks from the following mediums:
Fiber / textile / fabric / weaving based installations
*The ability to perform in the gallery space may be limited due to CDC and City of Chicago COVID-19 guidelines. In the event that a physical performance may not be possible, a video documentation of the performance will be exhibited.