WATCH YOUR STEP! The adventurous photographer and printer, Glenn Wexler has created a lightbox installation utilizing the movement of the south stairwell at the Art Center. Overlapping digital images of architectural design, signs, lighting, billboards, displays, people and plant-life, Glenn Wexler’s photograph-based installation analyzes the urban setting and the components that form it. Transit 2 features pictures Wexler shot during his reoccurring travels through cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Bangkok and Hong Kong, often in and around train stations and airports. This site-specific installation illuminates the crevices of the brick stairwell, traversing the functional space with backlit photographs that address the rapid development of metropolitan areas and the clash of cultures as a result.
About Glenn Wexler
Glenn Wexler’s prints, etchings and photographs analyze the urban setting and the components that form it, overlapping digital images of architectural design, signs, lighting, billboards, displays, people and plant-life. Exhibitions of Wexler’s work have been held in US institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Rockford Art Museum. Additionally he has exhibited abroad in Germany, Italy, France, Hong Kong and Switzerland. His work is included in museum, corporate, and personal collections. He has taught at in Illinois at Harper College, Palatine, Crow Island School, Wilmette, and in Chicago at Kass Meridian Gallery, Anchor Graphics, and Gallery 37. Glenn Wexler currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.