Marcia Wood Gallery will host an exhibition by Chris Verene featuring video and photographs from the "Home Movies" series. "Home Movies" is an ongoing catalog of documentary photographs and related episodic short films. Verene’s photos are an exquisite view into the true personal stories and private lives of the photographer’s extended family and their small community in economically depressed central Illinois, over the past 35 years. Verene is a compassionate storyteller, focusing on the whole, intimate truth of human narratives. His photographs capture moments that crystallize entire constellations of meaning and emotion.
Oct 10 film screening of "Home Movies 2019" will be followed by a Town Hall Meeting to discuss issues including addiction, homelessness, public aid, food stamps and what roles art can play in addressing them.
Panelists joining Chris Verene will be photographer Ashley Reid and Mona Bennett, Ambassador of the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition.
Verene earned an MFA in photography/studio art at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA and currently lives and works in New York City. Collections include Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, High Museum of Art, MOCA Los Angeles, SFMoMA, The Getty.