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Regina Mamou

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Unfortunately, It was Paradise

Frederick's Wing Until Death 2012 St. Francis of Assisi #2 2012

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Chicago based visual artist Regina Mamou combines photography with research practices with her latest exhibition Chartres Cathedral 2012opening October 11 in the City Gallery at Historic Water Tower.

Unfortunately, It was Paradise explores historical utopian communities established by secular and religious movements. Her photographs display both the perfection and incompletion that make up these environments, conveying a sense of what life was like and how it shows today.

Eight of Mamou’s photographs capture a Utopian community in New Harmony, Indiana founded in 1814 by separatists of the German Lutheran Church. The other photographs reflect the artist’s continued searches for communities such as this throughout the country.

 

Photo Gallery

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  • Inspirational Historical Fiction (Amana #1) 2012
  • Ascetic Living 2012
  • Fieldwork (Blue and Gray) 2012
  • LDS Temple, Twilight (Icarian Town Plat) 2012
  • Fieldwork (Blue) 2012
  • Fieldwork (Silver and Brown) 2012
  • Philip Johnson's Vision of God 2012
  • Lustgarten 2012
  • Site (Community Vineyard) 2012
  • Richard Meier's Vision for Athene, Night #2 2012
  • "Unfortunately, It Was Paradise" on view in Regina's solo exhibition in Chicago at the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
  • "Unfortunately, It Was Paradise" on view in Regina's solo exhibition in Chicago at the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
 

 

Dates:
Friday, October 11, 2013 - Sunday, January 19, 2014

 

 

 

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City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
806 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

 

 

 

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