Friday, February 20, 2009
Art Against AIDS... Ted Preuss
I was first introduced to the work of Ted Preuss when I juried an exhibition titled "Human" for The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. The group exhibition was presented in Gallery 350 during 2005. Preuss presented an image of a beautiful woman running her fingers through her long blond hair. The figure was photographed as a sculptural still life—nude—placed on a fabric-covered table—relaxed—in a moment seemingly meant for herself. The photograph, titled "Refine", defined a sense of peace while clearly being an exploration the way in which light falls of the human form. The work sold at the opening reception. Preuss was awarded a solo show, which was be presented in November of 2007.
Ted Preuss has generously donated a piece of his work to the Art Against AIDS benefit event. The piece titled "Desert Oasis I" [shown above], will be available at the main event on Thursday, February 26th at The River East Art Center. Additional work by Preuss can be seen at preussphotography.com