The Gallery within the Gordon Parks Arts Hall promotes artistic and cultural awareness by exhibiting works of art for the Laboratory Schools, the University of Chicago, and the broader Chicago community. It serves to amplify our aesthetic and intellectual life on campus both by displaying the work of Lab students, faculty, and alumni, and by holding special exhibits. A focal point within the integrated arts environment fostered by Gordon Parks Hall, the gallery provides a forum for promoting visual acuity and for discussing a wide range of questions, both formal and cultural.
Seeing the Other: Sacred Listening & Portraits
While traveling the globe as a marketing director for Procter & Gamble, artist Daniel Epstein made time to interview and photograph 500 people across 27 countries documenting the faces and words of people representing their faith and spirituality. His twenty-year exploration is a far-reaching and extensive oral history project about faith.
To share his interviews and portraits with the world, Epstein founded the nonprofit, Portraits in Faith Foundation. Out of his experience, he created a practice he calls “sacred listening,” which he defines as “receiving the story of someone you perceive to be ‘the other."
Epstein's photographs are on exhibit now in Lab's Corvus Gallery. Portrait subjects showcased in the exhibit come from 27 countries and represent over 50 religions, denominations, and spiritual followings.
The exhibit is open Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Corvus Gallery in Gordon Parks Arts Hall.