Mar 4–Apr 2, 2006
Scott Fortino’s exacting images depict various sites and situations around Chicago, including restricted spaces such as jails and jury rooms, which he has access to as a Chicago police officer. His rigorously formal approach to photography emphasizes the intriguing visual or structural aspects of otherwise overlooked spaces. The precision and clarity of his photographs provide a highly considered examination of how certain social experiences are controlled and mediated through interior architectural structures and details. Though best known for his pictures of institutional interiors, Fortino has recently expanded his focus to views of the city’s lakefront and close-ups of wildflowers.