The Feeling Is Mutual

The Feeling Is Mutual

Curated by Rebecca Memoli

Exhibiting artists: Samantha Belden, Nydia Blas, Blane Bussey, Graham Carroll, Troy Colby, Alison Dowd, Juan Giraldo, Tonia Hughes, Sarah Hiatt, Leigh Kaulbach, Lilly McElroy, and Sarah Stracke.

April 6th - April 27th 2018

The Feeling Is Mutual is a group exhibition that examines the concept of family through the work of 12 artists. Each artist photographs within their own family or home, be they biological or chosen. There is anemotional investment in portraying the subject because of the intimate relationship between the photographer and their subject. The result of this investment shows in the mutual affinity one can sense and see in the photographs. The artists here are not only photographing their families but also reflecting on themselves through their families. In that reflection of light onto film also comes love, guidance, and support – the foundation of family values. Each exhibition of the project adds new and local artists but also contains work from the previous exhibition. The project thus changes as it travels, adding on new work and perspectives. Like a family in its own way, the connections shift, grow and change.


Open hours will be hosted on April 8th from 2-5pm and will be open by appointment through April 27th.

About the curator: 

Rebecca Memoli is a Chicago-based photographer, curator, and educator. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MFA in Photography from Columbia College. Her work has been featured in several national and international group shows. Memoli currently teaches photography at Gallery 37, Lillstreet
Art Center, and is a gallery reviewer for the New Art Examiner.