January 4, 2010 - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago - Anna Shteynshleyger
January 4, 2010

Anna Shteynshleyger

Anna Shteynshleyger
Masha
2004-2009
Pigment print
24 x 29.9 inches

Anna Shteynshleyger
January 3 – February 14, 2010

5811 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago IL 60637

www.renaissancesociety.org

Anna Shteynshleyger

Please join The Renaissance Society for an opening reception for Anna Shteynshleyger, Sunday January 3, 2010, from 4:00 to 7:00pm.

Chicago-based artist Shteynshleyger belongs to a generation of photographers whose work is notable for its formal beauty and technical execution. Twenty-three works poignantly document Shteynshleyger’s life over the past several years. During this period Shteynshleyger renegotiated her relationship to Orthodox Judaism, which she began to practice at the age of 16 after moving to the United States from Moscow where she was born. Too personal to qualify as documentary of the Orthodox Jewish community, Shteynshleyger’s work spans a variety of genres — portraits, still-life, landscape, and interiors. The images display a sensitivity of their subjects that is as questioning as it is knowing.

About The Renaissance Society
The Renaissance Society has earned its reputation as one of the premier cultural institutions for leading-edge contemporary art in the United States through its longstanding commitment to presenting work by the most challenging and compelling artists of the day. Many of these exhibitions represent the artists’ national or Midwestern premieres, 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 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is free. Visit www.renaissancesociety.org to learn more about the exhibitions and events.

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