Artwork by Jackson Patterson

Recollected Memories


Dates: July 6th through August 4th 2018

Opening/Artist Talk: July 20th , 2018,  6-9pm

Artists: Jackson Patterson


Gallery19 is excited to presenting the solo exhibition of Jackson Patterson winner of MEED1: Kill the Messenger photo competition, curated by Jennifer Murray Executive Director of Filter Photo.


Artist Statement:


“The annihilation of space and time through the advent of photography in the mid nineteenth century transformed American life. We are in the midst of a furthering of that annihilation. Through photomontage I am exploring the narrative that emerges between subject, space and time. The work reflects various photographs that I have taken merged with others from my family’s albums. I find myself inspired by the stories that come in to focus when we collocate the medium of photography with 21st century technological practices, the cultural influence of our country’s migration west, and the personal history of family. Each blended piece possesses its own original story, in addition to insights about photography, representation, fabrication, and visual language.


In creating this project while looking through the lens of my family’s histories and biases I have found that these stories extend beyond my own journey. They exist throughout the west into our country’s cultural identity.”


Artwork by Vito Stramaglia

MEED2: New  Abstraction

Dates: August 31st through  September 16th 2018

Opening/Artist Talk: August 31st , 2018,  6-9pm

Artists: Finalist to be announced


Gallery19 is excited to announce that we are moving to Pilsen.  Look for us at 1305 W. 18th street.



Gallery19 announces a call for entries for our Second annual juried competition, Meed2: New Abstraction. Photographers at all experience levels are invited to submit work.  Artists selected as finalists will have their work exhibited (and available for purchase*) at Gallery19 for the month of August/September 2018. ** As competition judge, Juan Fernandez, artist and educator, will review all entries, select finalists, and announce the winner at an opening reception at Gallery19, on August 31st, 2018.


THEME: New Abstraction

Photography whether manipulated by hand, by computer, or physically exchanged, the image combines a function—an act of representation—with a use and history that constructs how that image communicates. Meed2: New Abstraction, looks at the materiality of film by exploring the nature of experimental photography. Through the practices of Pictorialism, Dadaism and Surrealist montage, Gallery19 and Juror Juan Fernandez explores the idea of new abstraction as it has reappeared in response to digital photography.

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