Suzette Bross

Walks

November 7 – December 11, 2014

Installation view, Suzette Bross, Walks, Geary Contemporary, 2014


Walk 7/29/14 Vail Mountain, Vail, Colorado (10:36:29am-10:39:40pm)
Photograph
16 x 14 in
 


Walk 1/20/13 Snowstorm, Tuileries Garden, Paris (5:35:21-5:56:46pm)
Photograph
43 x 33 in
 


Walk 3/28/13 Palm Desert, California (8:25:36-8:26:15am)
Photograph
16 x 14 in
 


Walk 2/6/14 MoMA, New York (3:54:44-3:55:49pm)
Photograph
43 x 33 in
 


Walk 6/15/13 Errands, State Street, Chicago (2:54:24-2:56:04pm)
Photograph
16 x 14 in
 


Walk 2/3/14 Division Street, Chicago (5:29:54-5:30:53pm)
Photograph
16 x 14 in
 


Walk 5/23/13 Art Institute of Chicago (11:03:46am-12:15:59pm)
Photograph
16 x 14 in
 

Press Release

“Rather than isolating, simplifying, and controlling specific aspects of space in the singular pictures, the multiple, time based images in “Walks” transcend static description and use imprecision to animate the constant perceptual fluctuations that mark movement.”
– Allison Grant, Museum of Contemporary Photography

 

Walks continues Suzette Bross’ ongoing series in photography that utilize her body in motion to reflect on and reconstitute the everyday. The artist deconstructs the chronology of movement, building on her interest in the quotidian and the ephemeral. Her study of liminal spaces has evolved in Walks to a gridded pixilation that both documents and mimics the hypnotic rhythm of ambulatory motion. Bross’ practice situates her in the company of an impressive range of artists - working in land art, conceptual art, street photography, and performance since the late 1960s - who have used walking as a means to create their work. Artists including Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, Sophie Calle, Marina Abramovic and many more have incorporated the act of wandering from epic journeys to intimate examination of their own immediate environments.

 

Bio

Suzette Bross is a photographer living and working in Chicago, Illinois. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, The National Gallery of Art, DC, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, The New Mexico Museum of Art, the Block Museum, Mass College of Art in Boston, and more. With an MFA from the Institute of Design at IIT, Bross has taught at Columbia College Chicago, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and the Northwestern University Medical School. Bross was commissioned by Northwestern Memorial Hospital to create a permanent portrait series of Chicago women (2007). Bross’ work was recently included in the Cleveland Museums of Art’s “DIY: Photographers & Books” show.