This Thursday, April 1, Light Work will host an opening reception for Stephen Chalmers: Unmarked, which will be on view in the main gallery until May 29, 2010. This series of work features seemingly innocuous landscapes that also happen to be places where the bodies of murder victims were found. This switch, while initially shocking, proves thought provoking as the beauty of the scenes gives way to knowing that something terrible happened at these sites. Chalmers, who is a trained social worker, former emergency medical technician, and professor, interweaves themes of violence and death, remembrance and transedence in this unique series of work.
The artist will be present for the opening from 5-7pm, so please stop by if you’re in the area. Contact Sheet 156 is published concurrently with the exhibition and will be the first issue you receive if you subscribe today.
Stephen Chalmers: Unmarked
March 22-May 29, 2010
Gallery reception: April 1, 5-7pm