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Gary Justis' Light Projections

Gary Justis captures light projections using LED, incandescent, refracted, and reflected light to create virtual life forms. Hovering between complete abstraction and nearly-recognizable imagery, these portraits set themselves apart in an imaginative and highly original way, inviting the viewer to instinctively connect with them on an emotional and spiritual level. Justis expertly validates the viewer’s desire to seek symbolic substance in ethereal imagery and our innate need to assign meaning to conceptualized shapes and unexpected colors. Each of his portraits is inspired by the envisioned persona of an artist friend, in which he seeks to capture the subject’s unique and enigmatic characteristics.

Upcoming Shows
Woman As Warrior, Zhou B Art Center
The AMERICANA Exhibition, Pennsylvania Center for Photography
Digital Graffiti 2017, Alys Beach, Florida

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles
Manneken Press, Bloomington, IL

Museum of Modern Art, special Artist’s Book Collections, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
New York Public Library, Special Collections, New York, NY
Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Boston, MA
JP Morgan Chase, New York, NY
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, IL
Midland Center for the Arts, Dow-Corning Museum, Midland, MI
Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
Carson’s International Corporation, Chicago, IL
Durindal, Chicago, IL
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL (promised gift)
Sierra Systems, Chicago, IL
Stone Container Corporation, Chicago, IL