Right of Inspection, 2013
Filter Photo Interview: Matthew Avignone on There’s Just No Telling
From There’s Just No Telling. ©Matthew Avignone
Matthew Avignone is Director of The Coat Check gallery and Studio Manager for David Weinberg Photography. He graduated with a BFA in Photography from Columbia College in 2011. Avignone co-curated the recent show Chicago Style at David Weinberg Photography, as well as the 2012 Filter Photo Festival Exhibition Light. There’s Just No Telling runs from December 7, 2013 - February 13, 2014, with an opening reception on December 7 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm.
Editioned prints will be available for sale at the reception, starting at $10. Prices will increase as each tiered edition of 10 runs out. A boxed set of all prints from the show will be available for interested collectors.
W. Tanner Young – There’s Just No Telling is a pretty big departure from your last series (Stranger Than Family). What inspired the change, and what were your influences?
Matthew Avignone - It is definitely a departure from my previous work, which was very deliberate; it was a reaction to graduating college. It was a reaction to making photographs by thinking about them beforehand and then shooting them. I wanted to break loose and do whatever I wanted. I believe that overall it’s just a reaction against the really straight medium/large-format photography that I was seeing everywhere.
A selection of images from the upcoming show, Chicago Style, at David Weinberg Photography. Opening reception: December 6, 5:00 - 8:00 pm. From the website:
"Chicago Style is a salon style group exhibition, featuring 34 artists whose eclectic works reflects the nuanced and refined style of the stormy, husky and brawling city of big shoulders. From traditional framed photographs to tangible printed matter hand crafted by these Chicagoan artists, Chicago Style offers you a fresh bite of what’s hot, emerging and established in our community.”
Above images, in from top to bottom:
Krista Wortendyke, (re): media untitled_007, 2007
Victor Yanez-Lazcano, Parameters, 2010
Kelly Kristin Jones, Seventeen Magazine, July 2012, 2013
Todd Diederich, Pentagram Perception, 2012
Kimberly Kim, Red Water, (artist zine) 2012
Jonathan Pivovar, Thought I Saw A Full Moon But It Was Just A Burger King Sign, (artist zine) 2012
Nicole White, Untitled 4, 2013
Natalie Krick, Blue Heartthrob (Mom with Leo), 2013
December 6, 2013 - February 15, 2014
Opening Reception: December 6, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
David Weinberg Photography
300 West Superior Ave, 2nd Floor
I don’t think you know how excited I am to be curating this exhibtion! Chicago Style this Friday ya’ll!!!!!
Part of this! Come visit Friday!
Fictional Landscape LM (15) , 2013