Uncover November 21 — December 5, 2020

For our second In/Sight exhibition, CEG presents Uncover, featuring work by Barbara Diener, David Schalliol, and Kelly Kristin Jones. All three artists use photography to investigate and confront elements of history that have been left out of mainstream narratives. Barbara Diener examines the life of German rocket scientist Werhner von Braun, a member of the Nazi party, who was recruited by the US Military to work on the Saturn V, that put the first man on the moon. David Schalliol turns his lens on Chicago’s socio-political history in Isolated Building Studies, photographs that focus on buildings in the south and near west sides of the city that have been affected by divestment and gentrification. The work of Kelly Kristin Jones directly confronts our nation’s monuments through digital manipulation and physical intervention. By obstructing our view of public monuments, she encourages the viewer to question the historical events the monuments represent while imagining a different future. Together, these artists shine a light on difficult and complex histories, challenging the narratives that continue to shape our social and political landscapes.

Barbara Diener
Endeavour, 2019
Kelly Kristin Jones
For the People, 2019
Kelly Kristin Jones
Founding Father, 2019
David Schalliol
Isolated Building Study 11, 2007
David Schalliol
Isolated Building Study 12, 2007
David Schalliol
Isolated Building Study 24, 2008
David Schalliol
Isolated Building Study 3, 2007
Barbara Diener
NAZI May Day Celebration, 1938/2019
Kelly Kristin Jones
Prairie du Chien, 2018
Barbara Diener
Rocket Test, Mojave Desert, 1942/2019
Kelly Kristin Jones
Sink Sank Sunk, 2019
Barbara Diener
“Suicide Squad,” Arroyo Seco, Pasadena, CA, 1936/2019