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Form Fit: John Opera

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Saturday, March 10, 2012
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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John Opera is a Chicago-based photographer whose work combines a singular fascination with the visual properties and beauty of natural and scientific phenomena, and a rigorous exploration of the techniques and processes by which photographs are made. He has exhibited at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago; the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Macalester College Art Gallery, St. Paul; the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY; the Buffalo Arts Studio, NY; and the CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Opera has taught at the Art Institute of Illinois; The School of The Art Institute of Chicago; Wilbur Wright College, Chicago; and Daeman College, Amherst, NY. He is currently a part-time faculty member in the Photography Department at Columbia College, Chicago. He received a BA from SUNY New Paltz and an MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

Form Fit is a new lecture series organized by UIC MFA Graduates in which local artists, curators, and other contemporary art practitioners present on their work. This series is free and open to the public.</h