Update Number Four: Caitlin Arnold

July 7, 2011

Artist and Johalla Projects Staff Member, Caitlin Arnold gives us the low down on new concepts/work and her upcoming residency at ACRE.

For anyone who doesn’t know “ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.” (-acreresidency.org)

Having never worked with another artist besides documenting paintings and sculpture, Arnold is looking forward to collaborating with non-photographic artists while at ACRE and believes the process will be “really exciting and freeing.” Can’t wait to see what comes next!

Concerning her most recent work, Arnold has been photographing her boyfriend, focusing on capturing the moments of “happiness, lust, depression, confusion and pain.” Below we see an image from this 6 month young project which Arnold plans to continue this summer through still-life images, some of them detailing her personal feelings of being apart from one another.

(Be sure to check the others at the bottom of this update, you don’t want to miss them!)

Photographing one person, Arnolds says, is rather new territory for the artist especially in regards to her previous work in which she photographed several young girls.

(An example of Arnold’s previous work, Girls, Part 1 & 2 of which can be found on her website)

Arnold has also been featured/interviewed on several websites such as Gapers Block (along with fellow Johalla artist, Aron Gent), Geronimo Projects, Bad at Sports, Stockyard Magazine, Express Milwaukee, Subjectify, and Conscientious.

We wish the best to Arnold as she goes off to ACRE and can’t wait to see what great new work she creates!

Be sure to stay in touch with the Johalla Projects Artists Blog to find out more about artists we believe in.

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