Childcare: A Hapless Primer by Lindsay Lochman and Barbara Ciurej

Childcare: A Hapless Primer is an abecedarium of facades of childcare facilities photographed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2017-2019. Imagery and signage from childcare centers advertise and suggest the state of childcare, and the aspirations and realities it presents for working parents.

Artist Bio

Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman collaborate to create photographic narratives examining history, myth and popular culture. Through four decades of collaboration their projects continue to critique the social landscape as well as chronicle their gendered experiences. Their artwork has been exhibited in the US and internationally and is in collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Milwaukee Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Photography; Walker Art Center; Worcester Art Museum; H2 Contemporary, Augsburg, Germany; and the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Their artists' books are in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Yale Center for British Art, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection and the Bainbridge Island Arts Museum among others. Ciurej divides time between Chicago and their Milwaukee, Wisconsin studio. Lochman maintains her studio practice in Milwaukee.