Trunk Show Opening October 24

Trunk Show

I will be showing a five photograph piece in The Trunk Show.

Here is the announcement:

The opening reception for the TRUNK SHOW will be on Saturday, October 24th, from 7-10pm. Barbara & Barbara Gallery is located at 1021 North Western Avenue (3 blocks south of Division), near the Empty Bottle.

The show will run from October 23rd – November 17th, 2009.

Participating Artists: Sierra Berquist, Ben Bontempo, Peter McLean-Browne, Evan Burrows, Pete Cuba, Fred Frederick, Julia V. Hendrickson, Landon Manucci, Colin Nusbaum, Emma Powell, Scott Reinhard, David Schalliol, Elizabeth Stoutamire, Christopher Sykora, Sean Sykora, Jessie Vogel, Kelly Wallis, Rustél Weiss, Hannah Zurko

Opening Night Musical Performances By: Anna VogelzangVintage Gramma, Julia V. Hendrickson & Marie Barker (accompanied by Chris Gingrich)

Mapping the CHA’s Plan for Transformation

With the Chicago Housing Authority‘s Plan for Transformation in full swing, it’s hard to keep track of the location of new mixed income developments — not to mention which of the old family developments haven’t been demolished. Because the CHA website doesn’t have the entire listings, I submitted a request for the full data and mapped it.

The family developments are indicated by blue markers, while the mixed income developments are indicated by targets. Additional information listed on the mixed income development tabs state which public housing project was the original development. Approximate addresses have been substituted where the exact addresses of developments were not listed by the CHA.

View CHA Properties in a larger map

I originally posted this piece on Gapers Block.

Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art

Milton Mizenberg, Jr. and his wife moved to the South Side Chicago neighborhood of Oakland in the 1980s. He responded to the two derelict lots across from his house by transforming them into the Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art, a public space to appreciate the neighborhood and view his sculpture. It has changed with the neighborhood’s fortunes, although it likely exerted influence over the stability of its immediate neighbors, an example of which is seen below.

The best reporting I know about the museum is a 14 minute feature on Mizenberg and the museum from WBEZ that was broadcast September 9, 2003.

The light was a little off, but it’d been too long since I’d taken a photograph of the museum.

Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art

Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art

A Berkeley Cottage

Sociology & Photography by David Schalliol