Gas BP will be showing at the Galerie Daniel Templon booth (#234) at the Chicago Expo, September 17th-20th. Gas BP is part of LaChapelle's Land Scape and Gas Station Series (2012), on which art critic Shana Nys Dambrot writes, "the eponymous gas stations and refineries that populate LaChapelle's iconic natural world locations are staged as architectural avatars of a planet coping with the stresses of peak oil....their eerie, hauntingly surrealist lighting, dimensionality of the models, attentiveness to detail, and forced perspective in the hero-shot compositions suggest art-historical influences from Edward Hopper to Ed Ruscha." In Gas BP, LaChapelle's handcrafted fueling station-- pictured amongst nature-- is depicted as commentary on the globally networked industrial infrastructure of oil production and distribution.
EXPO CHICAGO will present 140 leading galleries representing 16 countries and 47 cities from around the world. Countries represented at the 2015 exposition include: Austria, Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Friday, September 18 | 11:00am–7:00pm
Saturday, September 19 | 11:00am–7:00pm
Sunday, September 20 | 11:00am–6:00pm
One Day Ticket: $20.00
Three Day Weekend Ticket: $30.00
Group Tickets: $15.00
Tickets can be purchased here.
Thursday, September 17 | 6:00–9:00pm
Tickets available online at mcachicago.org/vernissage.
Festival Hall, Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 United States
5–7 pm: VIP Patron Reception
VIP Patron Sponsorship begins at $300
6–9 pm: Opening Reception
Opening reception individual tickets are $100