Thursday, November 04, 2010

Smoke & Mirrors

Concession Stand, 2008 

Chicago photographer, Elizabeth Ernst, is presenting a new chapter in her series of work depicting the performers of an imaginary circus and sideshow.  Elizabeth sculpts the performers out of clay and scrap metal, photographs them and prints the images on linen paper, and then paints over the photographs with acrylics.  She also merges the work with images she has photographed at actual circuses.  You can read more about her process and view other images in the series here.

Sideshow Performer, 2010

Elizabeth Ernst:  Smoke & Mirrors
at Catherine Edelman Gallery
300 W Superior St
Chicago, IL

Opening reception, Friday, November 5, 2010
5 to 8 pm
There will be a talk with Elizabeth Ernst at noon on Saturday, November 6, 2010
On view through December 31, 2010

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