A figure with a pale complexion stands with a mirror in front of its face and a blue patterned dress. Two pale arms reach towards the figure on either side of it, birds perched on their fingers.

Jennifer Georgescu: Mother Series

Jennifer Georgescu’s Mother Series communicates how the artist grapples with the loss of sense of self as she grows into motherhood, and the complicated relationship to her own mortality. In her own words, Georgescu says, “Motherhood is precious and raw; wonderful and dark.”

A montage of two women by the same model standing against a dark background. The woman on the left looks downward and wears a shirt that blends with the background. The woman on the right looks slightly to the right and wears a light brown plaid shirt.

Kelli Connell: Double Life, 20 Years

Kelli Connell’s work investigates sexuality, gender, identity and photographer / sitter relationships. In this multi-year project, Double Life, the Chicago-based artist opens up new dialogues about women and aging.

White and pastel flowers with grand, droopy leaves sit in a vase before two framed photographs, the faces of whose are covered.

Birthe Piontek: Abendlied

he result captures the last years of her parents in their house —her childhood home– where they had lived for almost 40 years before having to move due to her mother’s battle with dementia.

: A figure takes a selfie before Niagara Falls, while various others blur in and out of frame. Behind them, the world is fuzzy with spray.

Alec Soth: A Pound of Pictures

The series features images that reference photography itself, investigating the physicality of the medium and its limited ability to preserve what is fleeting.

An image, incredibly close, of an eye—the surface of the image smudged and blurred by fingerprints.

TABITHA SOREN: SURFACE TENSION

The images she chooses are drawn from web searches, text messages, social media content, and personal pictures, raising questions about authenticity and exploring the difficulty and lack of desire to distinguish between reality and fiction.

In a brilliant display of cosmologies, color, flora, and element, this landscape work blends saturated and undulating movement with a sense of metaphysical wonder.

Christine Nguyen

Christine’s works are created by drawing and painting on layered mylar to produce a composite image that functions as a photographic negative.