Shinola by Lindsay Lochman and Barbara Ciurej

Midwesterners Ciurej and Lochman present a dream narrative based on their unexpected encounter with the seductive light and impossible vistas of the Southwest.

This much we know...Long, long ago, phantasmagoric voyagers traveled through time, thrumming with the energy of the Big Bang. We recognize kinship and yearn to connect with these unencumbered creatures of light. Sightings were reported—split second glimpses, like lightening in the desert monsoon. We call out to them in silvery voices. We park our vehicles, scan the skies, and await electrifying deliverance.

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 and 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.