CHRIS VERENE : Home Movies

The new exhibition of Chris Verene, his second at Postmasters, will consist of a group of photographs and a series of projected short videos, all depicting his family and other families in the small city of Galesburg, Illinois, whose lives were drastically altered in the 2008 economic downturn.

Art Exhibition previously on at Postmasters Gallery in New York, United States.
From Saturday 29 November 2014 to Saturday 17 January 2015

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Published by anonymous on Wednesday 26 November 2014.
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Over the past five years, Verene has been videotaping the key subjects from his thirty years of photographic work. Until recently, Verene never watched any of the videos, feeling it was enough just to have them recorded. Yet, as the stories became more urgent, he proceeded to make video records and interviews with his cousins Candi and Steve, and his friend Amber. Verene worked his way from cellphone to an amateur DSLR camera, and eventually used sound equipment. In recent months he finally began to watch the videos and edit them into “Home Movies,” short documentary video-novellas.