Meet photographer Mark Ballogg when he signs copies of Making Space from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, October 7, at Gallery Victor Armendariz, 300 W. Superior in Chicago.
Making Space presents a collection of 90 photographs of Chicago area artists’ studios taken by Ballogg, who has been a commercial architectural photographer for close to four decades. Excerpts from his interviews with all the artists complement full-page images on facing pages, with Ballogg taking people behind the scenes into artists’ spaces that even most art collectors have not seen.
In addition to exploring environments in which artists create, Ballogg discovered and shares how his personal experiences led to his artistic process while delving into what “making” means on a fundamental level. During a presentation beginning at 2pm, Ballogg will share some of those insights he gained from this endeavor and answer questions.
Guests also can enjoy an exhibition of selected large format images featured in the book and meet some of the artists whose studios are included in Making Space. The reception will include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Ballogg will sign all books purchased at the event.
Making Space can be purchased here
Key image: Studio of Richard Hunt