CHICAGO - Skin, a solo exhibition of photography documenting the body as canvas and tattoo ink as medium, by Chicago artist Abel Berumen, will be on view at Kruger Gallery Chicago, 3709 N Southport Avenue, from November 13 - December 19, 2015.
Setting up a photo booth in a small room next to the 2010 Hell City Tattoo Festival in Columbus, Ohio, Berumen offered free portrait sittings to individuals with amazing ink work and compelling eyes. Within the safety of the portrait setting, Berumen documented his subjects using a 4x5 camera. The resulting photographs, produced life-size, reveal an unmistakable humanity often obscured by first impressions.
There will be an opening reception for the artist on Friday, November 13 from 6 - 8 PM.
About the Artist
Abel Berumen is an MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Raised in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, Berumen holds a BA in photography from Columbia College. Professionally he has worked as a free lance photographer for companies like Sears, Osh Kosh B’Gosh, Kohl’s, Home Depot and Amazon. This is his first solo exhibition.
About Kruger Gallery Chicago & Marfa
Kruger Gallery has two locations: Chicago & Marfa, TX. Both are committed to an avant-garde ideal that art can be an agent for social and political change and represent artists working in a variety of media and design. While Kruger Gallery Chicago operates under a conventional commercial gallery model, Kruger Gallery Marfa focuses on the more noncommercial practices of art including performance, video, sound and installation.
Chicago gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 pm or by appointment. For additional information, visit www.krugergallerychicago.com or call 312.995.0776. Follow Kruger Gallery Chicago on Facebook at Kruger Gallery and Instagram at Kruger_Gallery_Chicago.
Kruger Gallery Marfa, located at 212 E San Antonio Street, is open Thursday - Saturday, 12 pm - 5 pm. For more information on our Marfa location, please visit www.krugergallerymarfa.com or call 432.295.2577. Follow Kruger Gallery Marfa on Facebook at Kruger Gallery Marfa and Instagram at Kruger_Gallery_Marfa.