Justin Chase Lane has received an MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico and a BFA in Photography from Indiana University. Justin currently has four photographs on view at CEG as part of the Chicago Project V running through August 31, 2013
These photographs are of miniature environments created in his studio to portray narrative tableaus. The viewer is invited to wander in places beyond reality. Justin states, “It is my goal to create environments with this trajectory because I’m continually drawn to articulating slippery transitions that could exist between reality and its edges.
When describing his process and materials, Justin informs us that, “These sets are from a series of nearly 100 miniatures. They have been fashioned from sketches using toothpicks, old clothes, blankets, cereal boxes, discounted paints from Home Depot and other stuff from around the house. They are lit with various types of professional lights then photographed. Some take a few hours to create and some take hundreds. When staging these sets for the camera, I feel completely connected to my surroundings.
The Chicago Project V: Selections from Our Online Gallery
July 12 – August 31, 2013