January 21 - December 9, 2017
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.