Luther Price solo exhibition, Flesh Fracture at Mana Contemporary Chicago, June 3 - November 18, 2016
Luther Price: Flesh Fracture
Mana Contemporary Chicago
June 3 - November 18, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, June 3rd, 6 - 8pm
Chicago Underground Film Festival Film Screening at Logan Theater: Saturday, June 4th, 8pm
Since the mid 1980s, Boston-based visual artist Luther Price has been known for his iconic deeply personal, and at times disturbing, Super 8mm films and live performances. In recent years, Price has moved from the Super 8 format to recycled, distressed, and hand-painted 16mm films and 35mm slides, initially as a practical way of sharing a likeness of his films without risking the original works. Eventually, Price began sequencing these slides and projecting them as loops.
This exhibition features selections from Price's most recent series of 35mm slides, Sugar Fractures, alongside two carousels from his 2012 series Utopia, and two carousels from his 2015 series Meat Chapter 3, the third chapter in Price's ongoing, multimedia series, Meat. This exhibition is co-sponsored by Mana Contemporary and The Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF). Luther Price’s work appears courtesy of the artist, Callicoon Fine Arts, and Anthology Film Archives. On Saturday June 4th, CUFF will screen two recent Anthology Film Archives' digital restorations of his classic Super 8 films, Clown (1992/2003) and A (1995). The films will screen at the Logan Theater on June 4th at 8pm. Please visit cuff.org for more details.