Paradise Wavering explores the fugitive nature of experience, time, light and the photographic medium itself, melding together past and present, and alluding to an uncertain future.
Alice Q. Hargrave is a photographic artist and educator, based in Chicago. Her work explores the fugitive nature of experience, time, light and the photographic medium itself, and how photographs literally color memory and perception Hargrave has had several one-person and group exhibitions, including two one-person shows at The Chicago Cultural Center. She exhibits and is collected nationally and internationally; her work is included in the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Ruttenberg Collection, Nuveen Corporation, Outer Circle Corporation, and Rush Presbyterian Hospital among others. Her work has been seen at Yale University Art Gallery, The Smart Museum of Art (Chicago, Ill.), The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Tweed Museum of Art, Art Metz (France), Klein Gallery, and Carol Ehlers Gallery, which represented her. Hargrave has received many awards for her work, and has been published and reviewed in several journals. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia College in Chicago, where she has taught both full time and part time since 1994.Allison Grant is a Chicago based curator, writer, and artist. Currently, she serves as assistant curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, where she has worked since 2008. Grant holds an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Media Studies. She teaches in the Photography and Art & Design departments at Columbia College Chicago. Sandra Binion is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago. In addition to her own career as an artist, she curates exhibitions for Experimental Sound Studio's Audible Gallery. For each of these, she composes a poem in lieu of a curatorial statement in order to reflect on the aesthetic and emotional core of the artists whose work she has selected. Kendra Paitz is Senior Curator at University Galleries of Illinois State University, where she hasbeen since 2008. She is also the founding Director at Violet Poe Projects, an independent artist-project space. She has organized solo exhibitions featuring Juan Angel Chavez, Laura Letinsky, Melanie Schiff, Jason Lazarus (co-curated), Stanya Kahn, Carrie Schneider, Kendell Carter, Stephanie Brooks, Oliver Herring (co-curated), Irena Knezevic, Bob Jones, Schuyler Maehl, Adam Farcus, and Shinique Smith, among others. Her group exhibitions include The House ofthe Seven Gables, Orison for the Forest, and but you gave me flowers. She has supervisedpublication of seven monographs or exhibition catalogues at University Galleries. Paitz's essaysand interviews have been published by University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; and Golden Parachutes, Berlin. She has been thePrinciple Investigator for grants awarded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (in2015 and 2012), the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and Target, among others. Paitzlives in Bloomington, Illinois.