Jack Perno: The Vanishing Medium

Opening: Friday, Jul 8, 2022 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Jul 8 – Aug 13, 2022

716 N. Wells
Chicago, IL 60654

THE VANISHING MEDIUM exhibition focuses on Jack's work as a Polaroid artist, a photographic medium that has become virtually irrelevant in these modern times. A majority of his work has been concentrated on large format Polaroid work which encompasses emulsion manipulation and multiple imagery. Perno hones in on post visualization - extracting imagery through manipulation during and after exposures, out of the camera and in the lab. 

"In a world of photographic editions, an emulsion manipulation is a single piece, simultaneously photography and sculpture. Social narratives are generally accidental, and although I gravitate toward the non-realistic side of photography, historical recording has found its way into my work by being at a place, at a time, with a camera, as an observer."

— Jack Perno 

THE VANISHING MEDIUM will be on display until the 13th of August. Please contact sophie@hilton-asmus.com with any questions regarding show details!  The exhibition will also be available virtually on our website.



Open as part of Mid-Summer River North Gallery Walk

Friday, July 8, 2022, 5-8pm

Join us Friday, July 8 from 5 to 8pm in the River North Gallery District for the Mid-Summer River North Gallery Walk. Tour the art galleries on a self-guided walk while meeting artists, curators, and gallery staff. Finish with cocktails at any of the restaurants in the neighborhood. The Mid-Summer River North Gallery Walk is free and open to the public. Shows continue through August.

Participating Galleries include:

Addington Gallery

Carl Hammer Gallery

Gallery Victor Armendariz

Gruen Galleries

Hilton | Asmus Contemporary

Jean Albano Gallery

Rosenthal Fine Art

Vale Craft Gallery

ZG Gallery

Zolla/Lieberman Gallery