February 2 - April 7, 2019

Chicago Cultural Center • Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East

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Curated by Filter Photo, Furtive is a photography-based exhibition that explores the complexity of memory, both personal and collective. Through an examination of place, archive and the intersection of perception and knowing, artists Daniel Hojnacki, Karolis Usonis, and Krista Wortendyke ask us to reconsider what we think we know based on our past experiences, communal knowledge and memory. By using photography as a conceptual tool rather than an objective medium for documentation these artists are able to examine and question our collective use of photography in the making of both memories and histories.


For more information, visit filterphoto.org.


Furtive is a DCASE ArtsSpace collaboration, providing exhibition space and support to Chicago arts organizations through an application process.

Public Programs:


Saturday, February 2, 2-4pm

Meet the Artist Activity

Saturday, March 16, 1-3pm; Friday, April 5, 12-2pm

Learning Lab, 1st Floor West

Artists Daniel Hojnacki, Karolis Usonis, and Krista Wortendyke each use photographic archives in their artistic practice. As seen in the exhibition Furtive in the Michigan Avenue Galleries, reclaimed and re-contextualized photographs create new meaning or underline our shifting perceptions about photography. Artists and participants will work with photographic archives, scan images on a flatbed scanner, and make alterations to the original images to create new images in a contemporary context.


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Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center
Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

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