Liminal Portraits: New Portraits by the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio


Liminal Portraits
New Portraits by the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio
May 15 — May 28 / 2015
Opening Reception Friday, May 15, 6-10pm.

Liminal Portraits will feature photographs made by Lauren Bon, Richard Nielsen, and Tristan Duke of the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio. Working with the Liminal Camera, a massive portable camera fashioned from a shipping container, the Optics Division took a series of experimental portraits at the “Burroughs Bash” hosted by Co-Prosperity Sphere during the Chicago Humanities Festival.  These portraits, shot in larger-than life scale, were made at night requiring the subjects to stand still for two full minutes.  This show is presented in tandem with a larger show of prints by the Optics Division at the DePaul Art Museum: “Liminal Infrastructure,” on display May 14 — August 9, 2015.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival and DePaul Art Museum.