Monday, September 17, 2012

Nicole White at Gallery UNO, Chicago


Gallery UNO
Fine Arts Building
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Opening Reception: September 14, 6-8pm
During: September 1 – October 31, 2012
Artist Talk: October 12, 6pm

“If the figures and intended subjects of photographs were cut away, the mass of photography—the acreage of prints and slides and screens and posters and digital frames—would be comprised of overlooked, un-needed and unwanted details. … the surround, which is often enough unwanted…is only noticed when it helps identify the place the photograph was taken, or when it adds a general atmosphere.” 1 Nicole focuses the attention of the viewer on the overlooked in her new body of work, The Surround. The expected compositional reference points are absent, leaving the viewer to reconsider the photograph’s function. 

1James Elkins, What Photography Is, 117.
- Curator Barbara Goebels-Cattaneo