Neon Series, 1969, Gelatin silver photograph. 1969 print. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil on print verso. 9 5/8 x 7 inches Courtesy the artist and Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
Neon Series, 1969, Gelatin silver photograph. 1969 print. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil on print verso. 9 5/8 x 7 inches Courtesy the artist and Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago 

Barbara Crane: At Ninety: A Look at Selected Series

02/03/2018 - 05/05/2018

Stephen Daiter 
230 W. Superior St. Fourth Floor 
 
IL 60654 Chicago

stephendaitergallery.com   

 
In celebration of her ninetieth birthday, Stephen Daiter Gallery presents Barbara Crane At Ninety, A look at Selected Series.  

A graduate of the renowned Institute of Design, Chicago, Professor Emeritus at the Art Institute of Chicago, and distinguished artist, Barbara Crane has been making photographs now for close to seventy years.  Working mainly in serial projects, the highly prolific Crane has built a body of work that would be the envy of most.  

In this exhibition Stephen Daiter Gallery has taken a honed their approach focusing on five distinct, but interrelated series covering street life, still life (though all the subjects are dead), human form, and architectural form.  On view will be vintage photographs from Crane’s seminal series, specifically Neon Series (1969), People of the North Portal (1970-71), Still Lifes: Natures Mortes (2000-02), Multiple Human Forms (1968-69), and Chicago Loop (1976-78). Each series presents a different theme up close, but viewed wholly creates a compelling and organic vision of us, our surroundings, life, and death.