Tanya Lunina: Rhythm of the Lake
Elevate at 21c Chicago: December 1, 2022 – March 5, 2023
Artist reception: December 2, 6:00-7:30pm
In her ongoing series, Rhythm of the Lake, photographer Tanya Lunina directs her camera at Lake Michigan in Chicago. Solitude within the open space and the various moods of the lake draw Lunina to the expanse of this body of water. Her frequent visits to the lakefront reveal a personal interpretation of a place in the city where the built environment meets the natural landscape. Water, sky, and concrete dissect each photograph into simple forms while the repetition of these elements are visual evidence of change and the passage of time.
Please join us for an artist reception of Tanya Lunina: Rhythm of the Lake on December 2 from 6:00-7:30pm. The artist will be present and will speak about the work at 6:30pm in Gallery 3.
Tanya Lunina (b. 1973, Russia) is a fine art photographer based in the Chicagoland area where she settled in 2006. In 2019, Lunina completed the Photo Program at the College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL).
Lunina’s current work is related to the urban and its neighboring waterfront space of the city of Chicago. Her photographs have been exhibited at several galleries including the Perspective Gallery in Evanston and the Cleve Carney Gallery in Glen Ellyn. One of her series was the juror’s choice at the Filter Photo IV Annual Members Exhibition. Lunina’s works have been published in several juried publications by LensWork Publishing. Her photographic projects also received recognition at the 13th – 16th International Julia Margaret Cameron Awards in the architectural and landscape/seascape categories.
Elevate at 21c presents temporary exhibitions of works by artists living and working in the communities surrounding each 21c Museum Hotel. Elevate provides hotel guests and visitors with unique access to the work of notable regional artists, while featuring their work in the context of 21c’s contemporary art space.