Tag Archives: Conjunction

Chad Ress, Ballard v. Trinity Lacrosse

Chad Ress, Ballard v. Trinity Lacrosse

Chad Ress

Ballard v. Trinity Lacrosse,
Louisville, Kentucky, 2012
From the Common Ground – Seeking Community in America series
Website – ChadRess.com

Chad Ress, born in Kentucky, currently lives in Los Angeles. His imagery is landscape based with a focus on the social forces that shape these physical spaces. His project America Recovered – A Survery of the ARRA documents the stimulus bill of 2009 by combining his images with text provided by the government. It was accepted to Center / Review Santa Fe; awarded distinction by The Forward Thinking Museum; and recently published in both Time Magazine's Lightbox and The Wall Street Journal. Ress is currently a Katz fellow with Arizona State University and the Center for Social Cohesion, in conjunction with the New America Foundation. He is creating an archive of images documenting where Americans go, outside of work and home, to find a sense of community and connection to place.

Cig Harvey, Fallen Apples

Cig Harvey, Fallen Apples

Cig Harvey

Fallen Apples,
Rockport, Maine, 2011
Website – CigHarvey.com

Cig Harvey’s photographs and artist’s books have been exhibited widely and are in the permanent collections of major museums,including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Farnsworth Museum, Maine and the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. She was a recent finalist for the prestigious BMW Prize at Paris Photo and had her first solo museum show at The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway in the spring of 2012, in conjunction with the release of her monograph You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Schilt Publishing, 2012. 

Chicago Astronomer Joe Guzman shows what the naked eye cannot see during Beyond Visibility

Last week, we invited you to come out and see stars with us in Grant Park. This week, Chicago Astronomer Joe Guzman posted his photos of the event, which was held in conjunction with the MoCP’s current exhibition, Our Origins. If you haven’t seen it yet, Our Origins runs through Saturday.

If you’d like to see more photos of the event, visit Guzman’s blog. In the meantime, thank you all for coming out and enjoy the photos!

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All photos courtesy of Joe Guzman

Gabriel Spitzer to Moderate Discussion at the MoCP about the Links Between Humans and Non-Human Primates

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Alison Ruttan, Mullet, 2006; Courtesy of the artist

Gabriel Spitzer, host of WBEZ Chicago’s popular program Clever Apes, will moderate a conversation about evolution and links between humans and their primate ancestors at the MoCP at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.

The conversation is being held in conjunction with the museum’s current show, Our Origins, which uses a combination of scientific analysis and artistic expression to answer questions about human nature and evolution as well as our place within the cosmos.

Spitzer, who covers science, health and the environment for WBEZ Chicago, will moderate the discussion between artist Alison Ruttan, whose work explores the links between humans and primates, and Dr. Laurie Santos, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University.

Santos’ research focuses on the ability of non-human primates to possess precursors to human thought, such as how to use reason to make decisions. Just last summer, Santos presented some of her finding in a TED Talk about how primates mimic human’s common economic decisions.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. For more details, take a look at the exhibitions page on our website or keep posted via Facebook.

Gabriel Spitzer to Moderate Discussion at the MoCP about the Links Between Humans and Non-Human Primates

cleverapes.jpg
Alison Ruttan, Mullet, 2006; Courtesy of the artist

Gabriel Spitzer, host of WBEZ Chicago’s popular program Clever Apes, will moderate a conversation about evolution and links between humans and their primate ancestors at the MoCP at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.

The conversation is being held in conjunction with the museum’s current show, Our Origins, which uses a combination of scientific analysis and artistic expression to answer questions about human nature and evolution as well as our place within the cosmos.

Spitzer, who covers science, health and the environment for WBEZ Chicago, will moderate the discussion between artist Alison Ruttan, whose work explores the links between humans and primates, and Dr. Laurie Santos, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University.

Santos’ research focuses on the ability of non-human primates to possess precursors to human thought, such as how to use reason to make decisions. Just last summer, Santos presented some of her finding in a TED Talk about how primates mimic human’s common economic decisions.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. For more details, take a look at the exhibitions page on our website or keep posted via Facebook.

Behind the Installation for Our Origins

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As today’s opening date drew near, the MoCP staff put the finishing touches on the museum’s newest exhibition, Our Origins. Created and organized by Allison Grant, the entire MoCP has put a lot of diligent work into this new exhibition. Take a look at the photos below to see how the installation went, from unpacking the crates to hanging the artwork and everything in between.

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Our Origins opens at the MoCP today — Friday, July 29. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information on the exhibition or any of the events running in conjunction with the show, check out our website or call 312-369-7104.

Behind the Installation for Our Origins

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As today’s opening date drew near, the MoCP staff put the finishing touches on the museum’s newest exhibition, Our Origins. Created and organized by Allison Grant, the entire MoCP has put a lot of diligent work into this new exhibition. Take a look at the photos below to see how the installation went, from unpacking the crates to hanging the artwork and everything in between.

Main-Gallery---Ruttan.gif

Upper-Gallery---Painting.gif

Monkeys.gif

2Table%20%281%29.gif

2Ladder.gif

Our Origins opens at the MoCP today — Friday, July 29. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information on the exhibition or any of the events running in conjunction with the show, check out our website or call 312-369-7104.

Roberto Huarcaya

Roberto Huarcaya is a Peruvian photographer who has exhibited widely in the last couple of decades. His website isn’t great but I was interested in some recent work which recreates renaissance paintings using various Peruvian cities as a backdrop.

Frecia y Fany, Iquitos, 2010 – Roberto Huarcaya

Mary y Mauro, Lima, 2010 – Roberto Huarcaya

Huarcaya also won last year’s Premio Petrobras that is awarded in conjunction with the annual photography festival in Buenos Aires (which is how I first became familiar with his work). Here is the winning image, altho the panoramic format doesn’t lend itself to this blog. The image, taken from a pier, shows a beach in Lima, half public and half private, very literally demostrating the stratification of society.

Playa Publica / playa privada, 2009 – Roberto Huarcaya