Now On View
Then + Now: 30th Anniversary Show
Exhibition on view: July 14-August 26, 2017
Reception: Friday, July 14, 5-7:30pm
Then + Now celebrates the Schneider Gallery's 30th Anniversary. Director, Martha Schneider has been in the business of contemporary photography for 30 years, and working as a dealer for even longer. The gallery will celebrate this milestone with an exhibition that draws on works by pinnacle artists from the gallery's slate through the years. Old and new works will be on view by some of our most well known artists and exhibit alongside a selection of work by some of our new and more emerging artist.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Martha Schneider is an established figure in Chicago’s Art Scene and the photography community at large. Schneider worked in the Photography Department of the Art Institute of Chicago for several years as a volunteer, and later started her business as a private dealer before opening a public gallery space in the River North. An early promoter and notorious collector of contemporary photography, Schneider is a true pioneer. Now touted as Chicago’s Arts’ District, the River North was home to only five galleries when Schneider Gallery opened. Today, the district boasts a healthy mix of over 50 galleries. Schneider is known for giving platform to emerging and unknown artists, and supporting the development of their careers. Schneider discovered what today are leading names in the field, and was the first to introduce such reputed artists as Luis Gonzalez Palma, Tatiana Parcero, Lalla A. Essaydi, Magdalena Campos Pons, and Fasal Sheikh, among others to the market.
Exhibition Dates: September 8- October 28, 2017
Tatiana Parcero explores the body and its implicated connections to identity and the natural world. To accomplish this, she juxtaposes the human figure, which in nearly all the work is her own, and found imagery. Through the years Parcero has developed the body as a container of and symbol for The Universal, and has paired images of her own figure with anatomy drawings, Aztec codices, colonial, and astrological maps. In Universus Parcero continues this visual approach and now parallels the figure with naturalist-style images of flora and fauna. Parcero's work looks beyond the visible exterior. The layers she exposes are literal and symbolic; beautiful and charged. For Parcero the figure is more than flesh and bone; it is body and soul, earth and sea, identity and memory, intent and consciousness.
About the Artist:
Tatiana Parcero (b. 1967 Mexico) earned her Master of Arts in the fields of Art Theory and Photography from New York University and Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Universidad Nacional Autònoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Mexico, Spain, France, Argentina, Brazil, Finland, and beyond. Parcero’s work is in such notable permanent collections as the Museum of Fine Arts, Huston; The Museum of Latin American Art, Long beach; The Mexican Museum, San Francisco; Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Aguascalientes, Mexico; and Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina; among others.
Tatiana Parcero’s work will be included in Revolution & Ritual, an exhibition curated by Mary MacNaughton for Scripps’ contribution to the 2017 Getty Initiative Pacific Standard Time.
Exhibition Dates: November 3- December 30, 2017
Kilimanjaro: The Last Glacier by Ian van Coller: May 5 - July 1, 2017
Anonymous Women by Patty Carroll: March 3 - April 29, 2017
Schneider Gallery Winter Showcase: January 6 - February 25, 2017
Juan Jose Barboza-Bubo & Andrew Mroczek: Virgens de la Puerta: November 4 - December 30th, 2016
Laura Stevens: Another November: September 2nd - October 29th, 2016
Schneider's Summer Showcase: August 5th - 30th, 2016
Reconstructing The Portrait: K.K. DePaul and Liz Steketee: June 3rd - July 30th 2016
Frances F. Denny: Let Virtue Be Your Guide: April 1st - May 31st 2016
The Image Underneath: Mel Keiser,Krista Wortendyke,Diane Meyer:January 29th-March 29th 2016
Lynn Saville: Dark City : October 2nd-November 28th 2015
Melissa Ann Pinney: A Selection Of Images From the Series Two: September 5th-29th 2015
Mathew Bender: Tracing Like Fingers : June 4th - August 31st 2015
Justin Nolan: Stages of Persuasion : June 4th - August 31st 2015
Schneider Gallery's Showcase: A selection of artwork from our Artists:April 9th-June 3rd 2015
A group exhibition of gallery Artists : February 6th - April 7th 2015