Minding Nature Journal
Volume 9, Number 2
I am honored to have one of my images on the cover of the current Minding Nature Journal. Included inside is a lovely essay about my work by Allison Grant along with many other interesting articles pertinent to our times.
I was recently photographed by Chester Alamo Costello for an ongoing project he is doing of Chicago's artists and he also interviewed me for the Comp Magazine, check it here:
Some recent press from the Creative Destruction exhibition at Sasha Wolf Gallery:
SASHA WOLF GALLERY at MIAMI PROJECT BOOTH H9
Return to Oblivion No. 10 © Doug Fogelson. From the series Chemical Alterations.
Sasha Wolf Gallery is excited to be heading back to Miami and this year we're doing two fairs, Miami Project and Art on Paper Miami. Both fairs open Tuesday, December 1st at The Deauville Beach Resort in the heart of Miami Beach. The co-located fairs will build on the resounding success of their previous editions.
"If you can only see one fair, make it Miami Project", said the Miami Herald of Miami Project 2014.
Now celebrating its fourth year as one of the most highly sought out venues for the acquisition of modern and contemporary art, Miami Project 2015 will present fifty top galleries from around the world and include a robust program of special projects installed throughout the grounds of The Deauville. Sasha Wolf gallery will be exhibiting large scale works by Doug Fogelson and Adam Katseff and some new, unique pieces by Caleb Charland.
The Deauville Beach Resort
Collins Ave at 67th St,
Miami Beach, FL
Tuesday December 1, 2015
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Exit Eden No. 10© Doug Fogelson. From the series Chemical Alterations.
We are pleased to announce that photographer Doug Fogelson has joined the gallery.
Doug Fogelson studied art and photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. His photographic manipulations are included in notable public and private collections such as The J. Paul Getty Center, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Cleveland Clinic, Palm Springs Art Museum and Elmhurst Art Museum. His work has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions and esteemed galleries and museums since 2004, including The Art Center, Illinois, Chicago Cultural Center, Walker Art Center, Chicago Urban Art Society, Linda Warren Projects, Kasher/Potamkin Gallery, The Arts Club of Chicago, Delta Institute and Museum Belvedere, Netherlands
He has been recognized by publications including Art News, Photo District News, Art Forum, and AfterImage, and has had work included in Harpers, Orion and New York: A Photographer's City (pub. Rizzoli, 2011). Additionally, Doug Fogelson founded Front Forty Press, an award-winning independent fine art publishing company, he has taught in the Photography Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and he is on the Board of Directors for Filter Photo Festival. He is an advocate for the fine arts and ecological sustainability, and he is currently based in Chicago.
Fogelson's first exhibition with Sasha Wolf Gallery will be on view from March 2, 2016.
Dirt (California No. 02) © Doug Fogelson. From the Photogram series .
SASHA WOLF GALLERY
70 Orchard Street, LES, New York, NY
212.925.0025 firstname.lastname@example.org sashawolf.com
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 to 6 PM and by appointment
Cover Art for Zelienople's "Show Us The Fire"
I am honored to have provided an image for the cover of Zelienople's most recent album release, titled Show Us The Fire. Have a listen and read more about the band here:
Elmhurst Art Museum Biennial: Chicago Statements
DECEMBER 12, 2015 - FEBRUARY 21, 2016
Chicago artists have something to say. Taking on the role of cultural commentator, facilitator, advocate or activist, many artists in Chicago are actively engaged with their communities and the pressing and often highly-charged social issues of our day. Celebrating this artistic approach, Elmhurst Art Museum’s inaugural Biennial, Chicago Statements, provides nineteen artists with a wide-reaching public platform for their messages, their voices and their revelations that address imbalances of power, access and resources. Through drawings, sculpture, video, photography, text and documentation of public projects, the Biennial intends to raise awareness, encourage discussion and promote the power of individual and collective expression and healing.
Participants include Lise Haller Baggesen, Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes, Doug Fogelson, Maria Gaspar, Matthew Hoffman, Jesse Howard, Jenny Kendler, Kirsten Leenaars, Faheem Majeed, Billy McGuinness, Christopher Meerdo, Matt Morris, Cheryl Pope, John Preus, Alison Ruttan, Aram Han Sifuentes, Edra Soto and Amanda Williams. Topics explored by these artists include feminism and motherhood, new technologies, community building, race and power, gun violence, gentrification, poverty, war, environmentalism and immigration, among others.
Elmhurst Art Museum Biennial: Chicago Statements will fill the majority of the Museum’s building and will fittingly present Lise Haller Baggesen’s interactive installation Mothernism (a play on motherhood and modernism) in one wing of the Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick House. Including a tent, silk banners, an audio component and a disco ball, Mothernism encourages conversations about identity, inclusiveness and art-making. Another participatory work includes Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes’ Copy Shop, an installation highlighting 3D scanning and printing and its transformative effect on object design and production. Jesse Howard’s new charcoal and watercolor portraits of African Americans and Kirsten Leenaars’ recent video #thisistomorrow respond to the current climate of violence, disenfranchisement and abuse of power and serve as a call to action to imagine a better future.
A lively roster of weekly public programs will include artist talks, performances, concerts, exhibition tours, a book discussion and unique workshops led by many of the Biennial artists, including Aram Han Sifuentes’ U.S. Citizenship Test Project, aimed at non-citizen immigrants to provide information about the process of gaining American citizenship and to sew samplers. Partnerships with schools and local institutions are also in the works. Elmhurst Art Museum Biennial: Chicago Statements is curated by EAM Chief Curator & Director of Public Programs Staci Boris.
The Safelight Photographic Catalog is now available. High public demand for used analog photographic equipment (along with the boxes of said gear given to me by a friend departing the country, who got it from another photographer that had her father's old darkroom gear) necessitated the creation of this catalog. Divided into three sections of Paper & Film, Processing, and Darkroom the catalog showcases everything you need to do it the old way. Expired chemistry, film, and paper are on display as are the gear- even a few choice negatives found in the archive and one Kodachrome color portrait. Contact me for your copy today!
Designed by Russell Lord (http://optionl.net/)
Please join us for a morning mimosa and brunch at the gallery before you head over to Expo Chicago. Meet Doug Fogelson and Nina Rizzo and see their exhibitions "Broken Cabinet" and "You Are Here" (respectively).
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20th, 2015, 10:00 AM to12:00 PM
Linda Warren Projects
327 North Aberdeen Street
Chicago, IL 60607
PERFORMANCE/INTERVENTION AT EXPO CHICAGO "Water Works":
Water Works invites a select group of contemporary artists - Doug Fogelson, Jenny Kendler, Meg Leary, Aspen Mays, Linda Tegg, and Alex Wieder - to create ephemeral interventions at EXPO CHICAGO using water as their only resource. The series revolves around Water Light Graffiti, a digital surface that illuminates when touched by water. Created by Paris-based artist Antonin Fourneau, Water Light Graffiti merges the immediacy of street-art with the sophistication of digital technology and the movement of the cinematic screen.
Participating artists will use the surface of Water Light Graffiti as inspiration to showcase their unique perspectives. The resulting Water Works will trigger creative dialogue and encourage viewers to reflect upon the importance of art, technology, and the natural world in contemporary culture.
Curated by Giovanni Aloi and Elizabeth Corr, this special series is sponsored by the Water Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international nonprofit environmental organization committed to raising awareness about the environment through robust interdisciplinary partnerships.
Doug Fogelson and Alex Weider "Set My Bow"
The rainbow is a much-loved symbol among many cultures. It is a meteorological phenomenon of light refracting/reflecting through water droplets in a spectrum of colors made visible to the naked eye. Fogelson and Wieder reference the rainbow arc and its relationships from the current anthropogenic era of "peak water." Working with the water activated LED lights created by Fourneau, the artists use stencils and gels to create patterns that foster consideration of the ephemeral.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2015 3:00 PM
EXPO Chicago / NAVY PIER
NRDC Booth #104
600 East Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
"Return To Oblivion"- DOUG FOGELSON IN DISCUSSION WITH MOCP CURATOR ALLISON GRANT AT FIELD STUDY:
As a part of the programming for the Field Study Exhibition at David Weinberg Gallery a discussion between Museum of Contemporary Photography curator Allison Grant and Doug Fogelson will address Fogelson's experimental photographic techniques, the intersection of art and ecological concerns/devastation, and his plans for a yearlong residency with Openlands.
Field Study is a selection of photographs and videos that examine the indelible relationship between humans and nature. Co-sponsored byOpenlands to advance a culture of conservation in a variety of urban and regional settings, this group show investigates our current ecological reality. Curated by Katherine Ware and Meg Noe for the 7th AnnualFilter Photo Festival Juried Exhibition.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18th, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM
David Weinberg Gallery
300 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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OPENLANDS ANNOUNCES DOUG FOGELSON AS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
***Year-Long Partnership to Focus on Nature in the Region***
(Chicago – September 15, 2015) Openlands announces that Doug Fogelson is the regional conservation organization’s first Artist-In-Residence. The residency commences late summer 2015 and extends until summer 2016. Fogelson’s residency will focus on natural spaces around the Chicago region in which Openlands has worked in its 52-year history. These will include, but not be limited to, forest preserves, wildlife refuges, and the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve. The residency will culminate in an exhibition, as well as lectures and other events, following the year.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Doug Fogelson, a Chicago based photographic artist who has achieved national acclaim,” said Openlands President and CEO Jerry Adelmann. “Having started as a social justice organization, Openlands’ conservation mission is rooted in people and connecting them to nature where they live. Doug’s images challenge and invite the viewer to see our world in new and evocative ways. We look forward to his unique vision of some of our most beloved landscapes.”
“Working with Openlands is a unique opportunity to experience the rich landscape in our region and visually engage dialog about it,” Fogelson remarks. “I intend to personally learn and feel through a process of regular site visits and studio production over the next four seasons and synthesize a body of work that reflects issues surrounding non-human life to the people living amongst it.”
About Doug Fogelson
Doug Fogelson studied art and photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. His photographic manipulations are included in notable public and private collections such as The J. Paul Getty Center, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Cleveland Clinic and exhibited with esteemed galleries. He has been recognized by publications including Art News, Photo District News, Art Forum, and AfterImage. Doug Fogelson founded Front Forty Press, an award-winning independent fine art publishing company, and has taught in the Photography Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an advocate for the fine arts and ecological sustainability. To see his work please visit www.dougfogelson.com.
Founded in 1963, Openlands is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful metropolitan conservation organizations, having helped secure, protect, and provide public access to more than 55,000 acres of land for parks, forest preserves, wildlife refuges, land and water greenway corridors, and urban gardens. For more information, please visit www.openlands.org.
Broken Cabinet Exhibition at Linda Warren Projects:
Linda Warren Projects
Gallery X: Doug Fogelson, "Broken Cabinet" September 11 - November 7, 2015
Opening Reception: September 11, 2015, 6-9pm
EXPO Chicago Celebration Sunday Brunch: Sunday September 20, 10am-12pm
Discussion with Giovanni Aloi, Scholar & Author: Saturday, October 10, 2-4pm
In "Broken Cabinet," Chicago artist Doug Fogelson highlights a disconnect between humans and the natural world. In his photograms, the artist places organic items like coral, coyote claws, moths and fox skulls upon photosensitive materials to create candy-colored shadows of these artifacts. Bringing the natural world into the manmade, Fogelson calls attention to the impact that mankind has on the environment; exhibiting the photograms beneath partially shattered glass, the artist emphasizes the fact that it's most often at the hand of humans that various organisms are undergoing extinction.
Fogelson's installation of this series of photograms is of particular importance. In an effort to reflect the vastness of the natural world, the works are displayed in a grid upon a single wall of the gallery. Here, mushrooms, horseshoe crabs, shark teeth and horsehair are presented democratically, reinforcing the artist's message that each organism is of equal importance on earth. In addition to the wallbound works, Fogelson exhibits a vitrine filled with the actual objects indexed in his photograms, sourced from EBay, taxidermists, fishing stores, strange shops and on walks in nature. This collection of natural artifacts is the artist's own "cabinet of curiosities," providing three-dimensional counterparts to the reanimated yet flattened forms of the photograms.
Linda Warren Projects
327 North Aberdeen Ste. 151
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Skyline Design commissioned some of my work for their Artist's Series. This installation makes use of one image in various ways, check out the photo gallery here:
Cream Co.'s outshoot- General Economy Exquisite Exchange set up an exchange at the studio that happened during Printer's Ball. People were instructed to exchange words for plants.