We are excited to have two new artists join the Chicago Project: Freddy Fabris and Natasha Spencer!
New York, 1970, Freddy Fabris was born into an artistic environment as the progeny of two dancers and choreographers at the American Ballet Theater at Lincoln Center–his father, a Martha Graham student from Argentina and his mother, a french ballet dancer that debuted at the Opera of Paris at age 16.
From an early age he was exposed to the most dynamic period of post modern artistic development in modern history to include de Kooning, Warhol, and Rothko. Years later he moved with his parents to Buenos Aires, where he developed his voice as a visual artist.
In 2010, he relocated back to the US, this time to Chicago.
His latest conceptual work, The Renaissance Series, incorporates the fusing together of the contemporary “everyman” with some of the most recognized masterpieces from the Renaissance and the Dutch masters. Bringing a unique perspective to his craft and composition, Fabris breathes life into every one of his photographs, creating modern day masterpieces. There is a polished elegance and nobility present among so many of his subjects, bringing about the virtue in each individual captured.
Natasha Spencer is an interdisciplinary, American artist. Her digital work has screened in film, video, and new media venues across the country and abroad. Her audio piece, “The House She Flew In On”, is included on the compilation CD, “Extracted Celluloid”, produced by Illegal Art, Negativland, and RtMark, and has aired on the John Peel’s Show, Radio 1, BBC, London. In 2002 she was awarded a residency at The Wexner Center for the Arts Video Lab where she completed “The House She Flew In On : The Video” and “Somewhere”. Natasha received a 2004 Fellowship in the Media Arts from the Illinois Arts Council and an Illinois Art Council Fellowship in the Visual Arts in 1999. Additionally, she is archived at the The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC. Natasha currently works and resides in Chicago, IL.
Visual Improv: When materials in an environment interplay in such a way that they allow everyday scenes to be framed as culture narratives; What went unnoticed is now obvious as a found object. Each photograph is a document of such observations
The Chicago Project is an online gallery initiative by Catherine Edelman Gallery, devoted to new and established photographers in the Chicago area, who we feel deserve recognition. It is our hope to expose local talent to a wider audience and we plan on adding photographers as we find them. If you are interested in learning more about the Chicago Project or would like information on how to submit, click HERE.