Corey Escoto I Seen It Coming

Jan. 21, 2017 - Dec. 9, 2017

East Wing

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Corey Escoto


Boomtown
2016
Impossible Silver Shade Instant Film
24 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Corey Escoto

High Speed Chase
2016
Impossible Silver Shade Instant Film
24 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Corey Escoto

Barbie Car
2016
Impossible Silver Shade Instant Film
24 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Corey Escoto

Front Page News
2016
Impossible Silver Shade Instant Film
24 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

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Press Release

Opening reception: Friday, December 9th, 6-8pm

In the East Wing, CvsD presents a suite of new works by Corey Escoto. Currently based in Pittsburgh, Escoto is a multi-disciplinary artist who has rigorously explored the potential of contemporary Polaroid technology. In this bracingly original body of work, Escoto used a large-format black-and-white Polaroid camera to produce composite images made of several different exposures, deploying a special approach to masking the lens in order to expose specific passages of the photo surface in a tightly controlled way. His resulting collage-like images, in this case, all borrow from the aesthetics of film noir, using terse, loaded little texts like “Clean Get Away” and “Boomtown.” Each picture is framed in a special Lucite box further framed in steel, all designed and constructed by hand by Escoto. This is Escoto’s first solo exhibition in Chicago.