Alumni Arts Gallery Opening @ TechNexus
Join us for a gallery opening featuring the work of Jasmine Kwong AB'06 MBA'16, Alida Wolff AB'14, Sarra Jahedi AB'09 and Meredith Miller AB'98
Join the Alumni Arts Network for a celebration of UChicago alumni artists at TechNexus, a tech incubator in the Loop.
Jasmine Kwong presents, the Women in Jazz project
Jasmine Kwong is Epley Lab & Pop Up Research Manager at the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she earned an MBA in 2016. She is also a photographer, President of Kids In Danger’s Young Professionals Board, and a volunteer on several arts and cultural auxiliary boards. She co-created The Seminary Co-op Documentary Project to celebrate the history of the Co-op Bookstore and published the book "If You Weren’t Looking For It" (with Megan E. Doherty). She is currently working on a Women In Jazz photo project.
Alida Miranda Wolf presents, In the Light of the Shadows
In the Light of Shadows is a collection of digital photographs printed on silver. The majority of prints are 10 x 8. The project represents shadows, darkened frames, and obscurity in Chicago public parks as a means of exploring the act of concealing and revealing, erasing and showcasing, in photography. Originally conceived to retell fairy tale myths in the Chicago urban-natural environments, this collection has evolved into a photo poem with a similar aim.
“A variety of brightly colored backgrounds and vibrant skin tones gave each portrait prominence. Liquified paint markings, sqwinched and smeared, gave each face more emotional vibrancy. This new work is more proof that Sarra has an exceptional ability to conceptualize visceral promptings. Her process of art making allows for surprising production that stirs the viewer into deeper emotional epiphany.”
In my role as a photographer at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, I capture hundreds of images of books and other material each workday. As they are photographed, the books often shed bits and pieces of their bindings and flecks of paper from their brittle pages. I started documenting these bits and pieces during the course of my regular workday. At the end of a session, after I have photographed a book, I capture what remains on the bed of the copystand before I sweep it up and dispose of the residue. These bits and pieces from rare and seminal works are at once precious and incidental. The resulting photographs leave the imagination open to both the presence and absence of the object and in the process create abstract illusions.