Daiter Contemporary is looking forward to spending its Summer in the UK. It should be sunny and somewhat warm but we aren't counting on it. Chances are it will be colorful and lively in the presence of interesting people with a wealth of fashion tips at the ready. When we're not catching some mild rays on the beach we'll either be in the pub or the dance hall grooving to those age-old beats.
To thank for this once-in-a-lifetime vacation, we have the jet-setting superstar Martin Parr and his band of buddies: David Noble, Elmar Ludwig, and Edmund Nägele from The John Hinde Butlin's Project. Just off their recent and highly acclaimed jig at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Universal Experience exhibition, the guys are thrilled to make one more Chicago stop on their world tour.
In the early 1970s Martin Parr started working at the Butlin's Holiday Camps as a 'walkie' photographer, taking snaps of vacationers (willing or not). His experience at the camps had a lasting impact; threads from the visual landscape and cultural motifs of the Butlin's scene can be found throughout Parr's prolific photographic career. Drawing from the rich legacy of the Butlin's postcards made by John Hinde Ltd., Martin Parr and Chris Boot collaborated to produce the 127-page Our True Intent Is All For Your Delight (Chris Boot, 2002), which features 54 illustrations and essays by Parr and the Butlin's photographers.
For those looking for summer vacation alternatives, make sure to get to the gallery between June 17 and July 30.
Due to scheduling difficulties we will not be having a reception, but Daiter Contemporary will be open normal hours (Friday and Saturday 11:00-6:00 pm) and by appointment.