See you in Chicago

We’re looking forward to our first year at Art Chicago, happening this year from April 29 to May 2, as usual on the 12 floor of the Merchandise Mart. We’ll be telling people all about our residency program, exhibitions, and Contact Sheet, as well as our world-class digital services and our new online Digital Archive. We’re also bringing an amazing array of beautiful prints to sell in support of our programming, including the four images new to our 2011 Subscription Program. Among these is this gorgeous image by master photographer Carrie Mae Weems, called Untitled (Woman and Daughter with Make-up) from the iconic Kitchen Table Series.

Over the course of the fair, we’ve invited three former Light Work Artists-in-Residence to stop by the booth, talk about their work, and share their experiences about being a resident at Light Work. Make sure to stop by and meet:

Kelli Connell, Friday, April 29, 2-3pm
Kelli Connell was a Light Work Artist-in-Residence in 2008. Connell received her MFA in photography from Texas Woman’s University, and her BFA in both photography and visual art studies from the University of North Texas. Her work has been exhibited nationwide. Connell has also received various awards and residencies, and given lectures and workshops across the country. Connell currently teaches at Columbia College in Chicago. For more information about Kelli Connell please visit her website.

Judy Natal, Saturday, April 30, 1pm
Judy Natal was an Artist-in-Residence at Light Work in 2003, and her work  was featured in an exhibition in the Light Work Main Gallery in 2004.  Natal is a professor of photography at Columbia College in Chicago. Her  work is the collection of institutions including the California Museum  of Photography, Center for Creative Photography, and the Museum of  Contemporary Photography, among many others. Her work has been exhibited at Projects International, The Nelson-Atkins Museum, and the Sao Paulo Biennial, among other venues. For more information about Judy Natal and her work, please visit her website.

Dawoud Bey, Sunday, May 1, 1pm
Dawoud Bey was a Light Work Artist-in-Resdidence in 1985. His work was featured in an exhibition in the Light Work Main Gallery in 1986, and his work is included in the Eatonville Portfolio. His work has been exhibited at numerous institutions worldwide, including The Art Institute of Chicago, The Barbican Centre in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others. For more information about Dawoud Bey, please visit his website.

See you at the fair!

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