Rejoining Roger Brown - Virtual Still Life: Service with a Smile


OPENING RECEPTION: Monday, April 11th from 5:30 to 7pm

Sixth Floor Millennium Room

University Club of Chicago | 76 East Monroe Street | Chicago, IL

Dress code is business casual – no jeans permitted


Aimée Beaubien’s photographic practice takes shape in inventive forms. Her current work is rooted in imagining connections between an artist’s work, their life and the things in their collection. Beaubien is looking closely into the Roger Brown Study Collection with her camera to capture her own impressions of things that surrounded this celebrated Chicago painter during his lifetime. Beaubien has cut silhouettes of vessel forms into her photographs of Roger’s things to explore the dynamic and tangled attachments that form for the things we collect. In this virtual still life Beaubien plays with the perception of weight: the weight of things, the weight of images, the weight of representation and the emotional ties they collect.


Aimée Beaubien is an artist living and working in Chicago. Her sculptural, photo based collages explore collapses in time, space, and place, while playfully engaging the complexities of visual perception. Solo exhibitions include shows at DEMO Projects, Springfield, IL; TWIN KITTENS, Atlanta, GA; Box13, Houston, TX; Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL; Gallery Uno, Chicago, IL; Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL; Marvelli Gallery, NY. Group exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, WI; Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL; galerie obqo, Berlin, Germany; UCRC Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA; Art Exhibition Link, Bremen, Germany, and Castello di S. Severa, Italy; Carl Hammer Gallery and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. Her work has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, Art on Paper, and Art Papers. Beaubien is Assistant Professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.