Feb 28 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Free and open to the public. Image: “Untitled #1” from Marginal Waters, 1984 the Chicago Rocks
Since the early 1990s, Doug Ischar has worked in sound, video, and photography. Trained as a classical cellist, Ischar began studying art in his thirties, eventually earning a MFA degree from CalArts in 1987. Ischar’s early work, the documentary photographs collected in the series Marginal Waters (1985) and Honor Among (1987), participated in then-contemporary debates around gender and representation, with a particular emphasis on problems of masculinity in American gay male culture. Currently an associate professor of photography at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Ishcar has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; Photographers Gallery, London; L.A.C.E., Los Angeles; and Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo.