CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present “Reciprocity,” juried by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman. This exhibition includes 21 woman-identified and non-binary artist pairs working in photography.
Reciprocity is a relation of mutual dependence, action or influence.
In photography, reciprocity refers to the relationship between the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed, which work dependently and inversely to capture light. It is the key to the perfect exposure.
In reciprocal relationships, like in any collaborative act, ideas and conversations are exchanged, enriching participants intellectually and emotionally. Whether through aesthetic bond, mentor/mentee relationships, friendship, photographer/subject or teacher to student, our pursuits are sustained by these relationships.
To celebrate the reciprocal bonds that enrich our photographic practices, Woman Made Gallery invited women-identified and non-binary artists from the local, national, and international community to pair their photograph or image-based work with that of another practicing artist with whom they are in conversation.
Exhibiting Artist Pairs:
Pinky Bass and Tonia Hughes
Lois Bielefeld and Ebtihal Shedid
Stacy Bogdonoff and Teri Figliuzzi
Brenda Bowyer and Carol Estes
Patty Carroll and Andie Meadows
Juna Hume Clark and Maia Eriko
Karen Dana Cohen and Jess Levey
Gina Costa and Kay Westhues
Sarah Crofts and Nancy Y. Kim
Maya Dreilinger and Dwora Fried
Marianne Fairbanks and Erica Hess
Sanaz Haghani and Lara Vaienti
Rie Jones and Laurie Beck Peterson
Roslyn Julia and Grace Tyson
Caroline Knickmeier and Sarah Stankey
Ann Kogen and Socorro Mucino
Madeleine LeMieux and Angela Shaffer
Amanda Musick and Meg Roussos
Maisie Neale and Clare Weeks
Lydia Panas and Aline Smithson
Brenda Steller and Karyn Stetz
Jurors: Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman
Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have been collaborating on photographic narratives for four decades and understand reciprocity as essential to collaborative practice. Through photographs, artists books and installation, their work explores the confluence of history, myth and popular culture. Ciurej maintains her photographic practice in Chicago and Lochman is an educator and photographer in Milwaukee, WI. They share a studio in Milwaukee. www.ciurejlochmanphoto.com.
(Banner Image: Artworks by Lois Bielefeld and Ebtihal Shedid)