Exhibition Review: Regina Mamou “Unfortunately, It Was Paradise” Chicago, IL, City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower October 2013 - January 19, 2014

John Murphy


Mist shrouds an open field; the softness suffocates. In Fieldwork (Blue) Regina Mamou stages the paradox of immanence and imminence—God always and everywhere on the verge of appearing: a stifling remoteness, an intimate distance.  The "field" could be visual, physical, conceptual; The "work" is the visual object, the photograph, or the physical work of agriculture, or the conceptual realm of the divine: God in the godliness of good works, of work accomplished in the service of collective wellbeing.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/contemp.2015.142

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