FIRST ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL & WORKSHOP
A six-month celebration (July 31 - December 4)
of works by eight Chicago photographers.
Also included in this festival is a one-day "pinhole" camera workshop taught by photographer Chris Schneberger. For registration information, please contact Debra at .
"Mother" Digital Photograph by Yvonne GajewskiThe first set of exhibitions in the festival features the works of two photographers Yvonne Gajewski and Tom Gustafson.
A free opening reception will be held for the two photographers on
Saturday, July 31st from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
at the BAILIWICK ARTS CENTER, 1229 WEST BELMONT, CHICAGO, IL
The photographs will be on display through August 28, 1999.
There is no charge for viewing the artwork.
Viewing hours are Monday - Saturday 1p.m. - 5 p.m.
For more information contact Anatomically Correct Gallery at .
|"Grandmother" Digital Photograph
|"Eye #2" Digital Photograph
Yvonne uses computer techniques such as digital
photography to create layers of images. Her colorful photographs of nature are digitally
manipulated and combined with individuals or images to suggest the "thoughts"
and memories of the subjects portrayed.
Yvonne came to the United States in 1982 with a Master of Science in Architecture from the Krakow Technical University in Poland. She then attended the Illinois Institute of Technologys School of Architecture and graduated in 1987. She has worked as an architect in Chicago and abroad for more than eighteen years. Since May 1990, when she discovered her affinity with photography, Yvonne has devoted all her free time to studying photography in order to gain enough experience to use the medium for her artistic expression.
She has received numerous awards and scholarships including a Best of Show at the 5th Annual Juried Art competition at Elgin Community College, an Award of Excellence in Color Photography, as well as Black and White Photography from Photographers Forum Magazine, a 1998 scholarship from the Northwest Area Arts Council, and a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
She has exhibited her work at Anatomically Corrects exhibition "Art by Architects" at Steppenwolf Theatre, Woman Made Gallery, Inside ART Gallery, and Ab Imo Gallery of Art in Chicago, in addition to exhibitions in Poland, London, Germany, Iceland, and Italy. Yvonne is also working on a book of Jewish architecture of Krakow, Poland.
|"Self Portrait" B/W Projection Photography
"Mother" B/W Projection Photography
Tom Gustafson uses a giant projector to create his black & white "projection photos." The projected images are "childhood memories" projected on to his portraits, becoming one with the subject.
Tom began his education at Genoa-Kingston High School in Genoa, Illinois where he was chosen Class Valedictorian, served on the Student Council and was a member of the National Honor Society. Tom went on to earn a Bachelor of Speech in radio/television/film from Northwestern University where he also received Department Honors, the Senior Filmmaker Award and a William Morris Scholarship. While attending NU, Tom also studied art theory and photography.
His photos have been shown at NUs Dittmar Gallery and his work has been published in NUs "Focus" Magazine. In addition to his work in still photography, Tom has directed and produced various independent film and video projects.
Tom was most recently chosen as a director in Bailiwick Repertorys 11th Annual Directors Festival. His production of "Enfreakment" will be performed at Bailiwick in August, 1999.
Anatomically Correct is an Illinois non-profit organization dedicated to exhibiting work by artists in public spaces in a combined effort to diversify, educate and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts.
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