The portraits of booth #221 don’t only capture physical appearance. These photographers use compositional devices making specific choices about what aspects of character, personality, and inner psyche are to be exposed about their subjects.
Explore what’s revealed in the work of Floriane de Lassée, Jess T. Dugan, Sandro Miller, and Gregory Scott at EXPO Chicago, Saturday 11:00-7:00pm and Sunday 11:00-6:00pm.
Three pieces from Floriane de Lassée’s series How Much Can You Carry? are on view at EXPO Chicago. This series is based on Floriane‘s fascination for the long lines of walkers, carrying diverse and bulky objects all along African roads. Started in 2012 in Ethiopia, and still on-going, this series has now covered countries including Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nepal, India, Japan, Indonesia, Bolivia, and Brazil.
If you don’t have a chance to see Floriane’s work at EXPO be sure to stop by CEG to see her solo exhibition, How Much Can You Carry?, on view through October 31st.
Leaving misery on the side, the models show a unique sense of curiosity, fun, and pride in staging themselves, proud to put forward what can be considered in lots of cases as their only survival means.
– Floriane de Lassée in Huffington Post
By now you have probably seen the work of Jess T. Dugan. If not, EXPO Chicago is your chance. In her ongoing series, Every breath we drew, Jess explores the power of identity, desire, and connection through portraits of herself and her peers. Working within the framework of queer experience and from her actively constructed sense of masculinity, Jess’s portraits examine the intersection between private, individual identity and the search for intimate connection with others. At this year’s fair we are featuring three pieces from her series Every breath we drew.
Dugan strives to form an intimate connection with her subjects to present their gentle, introspective sides.
We are excited to announce the debut of Gregory Scott’s new newest piece, Portraits with Mona, 2015, at EXPO Chicago.
The original Mona Lisa, painted by DaVinci, is considered to be one of the world’s greatest artworks. In Gregory’s piece Portraits with Mona, 2015 you see Mona move elegantly through time showing a brief review of portraiture in chronological order. Also on view at Navy Pier is Van Gogh’s Bedroom, 2015.
Below is a sneak peek of Portraits with Mona, 2015:
About a year ago Sandro Miller’s Malkovich photographs went viral. Since then his series Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters has traveled from Los Angeles and Arles, France to Austrailia. Now part of the EXPO Projects, 19 of the 41 total photographs on display at Navy Pier.
For this body of work, self taught photographer Sandro Miller collaborated with John Malkovich to create images in honor of the great photographers who impacted his career. Pieces include Irving Penn’s photograph of Truman Capote in a corner; Dorothea Lange’s image of a migrant mother; Robert Mapplethorpe’s self-portrait with a gun; Richard Avedon’s beekeeper, among many others.