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Body as Image

Body as Image

Opening Reception: Friday, April 27, from 6-9pm

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Body as Image, a HATCH Projects exhibition featuring works by Kioto Aoki, Colleen Keihm, and Darryl DeAngelo Terrell.

Body as Image presents three Chicago-based artists exploring the body, gender, and race through historical and contemporary modes of photography. By distorting the viewer’s perception of space and time through medium, Kioto Aoki, Colleen Keihm, and Darryl DeAngelo Terrell invite viewers to encounter the unique intimacy of experimental photographic processes. The range of alternative photographic processes exhibited -- including coffee-stained cyanotype portraits, monochromatic celluloid film, and photograms made from the collaged photographs of Richard Serra sculptures -- capitalize on the unpredictability of handcrafted elements and textures. In our era of smartphones, Adobe Photoshop, social media and intangible virtual realities, the work on view collectively challenges the impalpable process of digital photography by incorporating handmade manipulation and process-based methods of layering material.

Collectively, the artists in Body as Image use the medium of photography to resist societal norms of representing the body from an array of vantage points including, selfie culture, art historical patriarchy, and marginalized minority youth. Kioto Aoki, Colleen Keihm, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell reveal how artists are negotiating the politics of an overly media-saturated society by tackling questions concerning visibility and authentic narratives outside of digital storytelling.

Body as Image is curated by Sabrina Greig.


#Project20Saturday, April 28, 2018Saturday, May 5, 20181:30 - 5:30 PM

Join Darryl DeAngelo Terrell at the Chicago Artist Coalition to participate in his ongoing piece, "#Project20." Terrell seeks participants to serve as models for “#Project20,” a portrait-based cyanotype project reflecting on the displacement of Black and Brown communities by way of gentrification. Through this project, the artist explores how displacement effects Black and Brown people age 20-30. Influenced and inspired by Louis Agassiz's "The Slave Daguerreotypes" and the hip-hop music of Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar, the goal of this project is to photograph as many people as possible. "#Project20" currently focuses on residents of Chicago and Detroit; however, Terrell is planning to expand his project to models from the Bay Area of California, Southern U.S. States, and the East Coast.


Artist Bios

Colleen Keihm is a photographer and educator in Chicago, IL. She received her MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BA in Photography at Drexel University. She has participated in group shows at Gallery 400, Roman Susan, Arc Gallery, and Woman Made Gallery. She will be a resident at the Institut für Alles Mögliche in Berlin this summer where she will present her work in a solo exhibition.

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (b. 1991) is a BLK queer lens-based artist, digital curator, and teaching artist currently based in Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL. A recent MFA graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied Photography. Darryl's work is centered around the philosophy of F.U.B.U.(The shit is for US) He thinks about how his work can aid to a larger conversation about blackness, and it many intersectionalities. His work explores the displacement of black and brown people, femme identity, and strength, the black family structure, sexuality, gender, safe spaces, and personal stories, all while keeping in mind the accessibility of art.

Kioto Aoki is a conceptual photographer and experimental filmmaker who also makes book and installations engaging the material specificity of the analogue image and image-making process. Her work explores modes of perception via nuances of the mundane and fundamental elements of time, space, form, light and motion. Recent investigations focus on perceptions of movement between the still and the moving image. She received her MFA and BFA from The School of theArt Institute of Chicago.

Curator Bio

Sabrina Greig is a Chicago-based art critic, curator, and communications professional from New York City. At the intersection of social activism and Art History, her curatorial practice uses exhibition spaces to showcase experiences that are unique to Diasporic communities on the margins. She graduated with a B.A from Carleton College and M.A in Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a focus on representations of the Black diaspora in pop culture, fine art, and urban space. She is a 2017-2018 resident curator in the Chicago Artists Coalition’s HATCH Projects program. She has curated exhibitions at ACRE Projects, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Haitian American Museum of Chicago. She has published essays in Arts.Black, Contemporary And, Sixty Inches from the Center, Bad at Sports, Chicago Artist Writers and has been featured in Hyperallergic and The Observer.

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