Saturday, September 12, 2020. 2-6 pm
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Eleftheria (Freedom) Lialios is a Chicago-based photographer with a long and distinguished history in the Chicago art community. Originally from Detroit, she got her start photographing locally distinct communities at a time when Detroit was in its famous decline; communities that are long gone in sections of a city that have vanished.
For this series, she shoots a series of photographs of birds which capture their behaviors up close. She then mounts the images as transparencies into the frames of metal boxes, allowing light to pass through. The boxes act as dioramas for the photos, which examine the social aspects of their interactions with one another, and their solitary practices. Accompanied in the gallery by a looping audio of bird sounds, the installed boxes evoke the fascinating world of birds up close. Also on display are a selection of individual, affordable 10 x 8” prints from the series.
Lialios’ photographs are included in the collections of the The J Paul Getty Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki, Greece, and the Hellenic Museum in Chicago.