Two MFA Candidates in "Reciprocity" at Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

Ric Wilson
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School of Visual Studies graduate students, Madeleine LeMieux and Angela Shaffer, were selected to participate in a juried exhibition.

Press Release:

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 anchored in photography and image-based practices and considers the reciprocal relationship between each pair.

The exhibition is on view at the gallery and online. A virtual opening reception is planned for Friday, March 5th, 6 - 8 pm via YouTube and Zoom. Registration is recommended. Please visit WMG's website and follow social media for more information. All works available for sale are listed on WMG's webstore.

In their juror's statement, Ciurej and Lochman outlined the parameters of the exhibition:

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

Maya Dreilinger and Dwora Fried

Juna Hume Clark and Maia Eriko

Karen Dana Cohen and Jess Levey

Gina Costa and Kay Westhues

Sarah Crofts and Nancy Kim

Marianne Fairbanks and Erica Hess

Sanaz Haghani and Lara Vaienti

Rie Jones and L 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

About the Jurors: 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.

Visit the Gallery -- Thursday-Saturday-Sunday  12 - 4

COVID-10 Update: As of February 15, 2021, Woman Made Gallery is limiting the number of visitors in the gallery to ten at a time. Face masks are required.  No appointment necessary.

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Woman Made Gallery | 2150 S. Canalport Ave., 4th floor | Chicago, IL 60608

Angela Shaffer, Untitled #1 from Insular Series, archival inkjet print, 28" x 20"

Madeleine LeMieux, Lipstick, archival inkjet print, 20" x 28"