Contact: Camille Wilson-White
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Oak Park Area Arts Council presents the photography of Jim Krysan
The Oak Park Area Arts Council is proud to present the photography of Jim Krysan. The exhibit is on display at the Oak Pak Regional Housing Center, 1041 South Boulevard.
The show is examples of buildings born to be banks, schools, storefronts, even a farm silo. Subjects vary from small town “main streets” abandoned in favor of malls, to architectural trophies in metropolitan areas.
The show will be in place until May 31st.
Artist’s Statement: Buildings often outlast their intended purpose. At the whim of culture and/or the economy, some are demolished, some decay, but others are repurposed. I photograph the latter to document historical change. Ideally, the photograph holds the viewer’s eye long enough to reveal both the building’s original purpose and its role when photographed. Since the venue is the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, the buildings shown were repurposed to be housing. The photographs will be presented as an installation to favor interaction among the images.
For more information about the exhibit, please call the Oak Park Area Arts Council at (708) 358-5693 or visit the Arts Council’s website, www.OakParkAreaArtsCouncil.org.