May 16, 2012 - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago - Dawoud Bey
May 16, 2012

Dawoud Bey

Dawoud Bey, Rudy Nimocks and Lindsay Atnip, Hyde Park, Chicago, 2012. Pigment print, 40 x 48 inches.*

The Renaissance Society
presents Picturing People
by Dawoud Bey

May 13–June 24, 2012

5811 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago IL 60637

www.renaissancesociety.org

Since 1975, Chicago-based photographer Dawoud Bey has developed a body of work distinguished for its commitment to portraiture as means for understanding contemporary social circumstances. Ranging from chance street encounters to studio portraits, Bey has investigated a range of methods to find increased engagement with his subjects, and the resulting candor and expression such images convey. The Renaissance Society is pleased to present a career survey of Bey’s work, including a new chapter of Strangers/Community featuring portraits of individuals from Hyde Park, Chicago, home to both the University of Chicago and the artist. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue including new scholarly essays, and is being slated to travel.

About The Renaissance Society
The Renaissance Society is one of the premier contemporary art institutions in the United States. Many of its exhibitions are national debuts, and many have included newly commissioned work. The museum offers educational programs that supplement the exhibition schedule, including concerts, lectures, and readings.

The Renaissance Society is located on the campus of the University of Chicago, in Cobb Hall, on the fourth floor. It is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm. Admission is free. Visit www.renaissancesociety.org to learn more about the exhibitions and events.

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*Image above:
Dawoud Bey, Rudy Nimocks and Lindsay Atnip, Hyde Park, Chicago, 2012. Pigment print, 40 x 48 inches. Courtesy the artist.

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