What I Was Thinking: 25 Year Anniversary November 2 — December 29, 2012

The last time I picked up a camera was May 1987, shortly before graduating from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A. in photography. A few months before I was set to graduate, while in a hotel room recovering from eye surgery, I joked with my mother that trying to make a living being a one-eyed photographer was probably not a good career plan. After much laughter, my mother asked me what I thought I wanted to do and, much to my surprise, I said, “I think I should open a contemporary photography gallery in Chicago.”

December 2012 marks the 25 year anniversary of Catherine Edelman Gallery – a milestone I never envisioned and one that is truly wonderful.  My biggest goal in 1987 was to realize my five-year plan, which was to operate a gallery in Chicago for five years and then transition into museum curatorial work. In 1992, at the height of the first gulf war and recession, my dream job became available – to work for my mentor, Robert Sobieszek, in Los Angeles. Much to my disbelief, Robert told me to stay in the gallery world and not to apply for the job. Robert passed away in 2005 and yet his advice still resonates today.

There are so many people responsible for the longevity of the gallery, but clearly the most important people are the artists. I owe a special thanks to the numerous photographers who have entrusted me with their work, and, in some measure, their careers. I also want to thank the collectors and curators who have supported the gallery and our artists over the past 25 years, and the Chicago photographic community, for sustaining the gallery all these years.

From the onset, CEG has sought to showcase internationally known photographers alongside new and emerging talent, presenting the best living artists who work with photography. Along the way, we have introduced new initiatives – The Chicago Project, Artist Talk, Artists Profile, Ctrl+P – embracing online technologies, video platforms and print media.  We hope to continue to push the boundaries of photography and introduce the public to new and exciting work. Please stop by and enjoy. - Catherine Edelman, 2012

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Shelby Lee Adams
Leddie with Children, 1990
Catherine Angel
Helen, Nadine, and Bessie, 1997

James Balog
Anima, 1992

Tom Baril
Apples and Grapes, 2006
Tom Baril
Three Poppies [Ref. 520], 1997
Daniel Beltrá
Oil Spill 6, 2010
Video Link
Zeke Berman
Untitled (Fruit Basket), 1984

Julie Blackmon
Fire, 2012

sold out

Julie Blackmon
Dinner Party, 2005

sold out

Stern Bramson
Stocking the pantry, home for the elderly: Little sisters of the Poor Good Mother,

Kate Breakey
Still Life with Persimmons, 2005
Gary Briechle
Untitled, 2008

archive of a past exhibition

Gary Briechle
Untitled, 2007

archive of a past exhibition

Keith Carter
Fireflies Contact, 1992/2010
Keith Carter
Chicken Feathers, 1992
Keith Carter
Raymond, 1991
Clark & Pougnaud
Patricia, 2001

Kelli Connell
Carnival, 2006
Video Link
Linda Connor
Ceremony, Sri Lanka, 1979

Barbara Crane
Tar & Feathers, 1975

Barbara Crane
Zipperscape, 1975

Mario Cravo Neto
Mask I, 1989

John Cyr
Sally Mann's Developer Tray, 2011
Bruce Davidson
The Dwarf, 1958
Bruce Davidson
Time of Change, 1962
John Dugdal
Long enough, 1999

Elizabeth Ernst
Dickie Backstage, 2011
Elizabeth Ernst
The White Rabbit, 2002
Elizabeth Ernst
Elephant Man, 1999
Dan Estabrook
Breath, 2004
Dan Estabrook
Self-Portrait, 2002
Terry Evans
Trees and Water, Edge of a Gravel Pit, McHenry County, March 23, 2003
Video Link
Terry Evans
Field Museum, drawer of Meadowlarks, various dates, 2001

sold out

Terry Evans
Slag Processing, Indiana Harbor, August 31, 2006
James Fee
Peoria, IL, 1992

James Fee
Syzygy, 1998

Lynn Geesaman
Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-40c-9], 2004
Lynn Geesaman
Damme, Belgium [Ref. 6-95-5-12], 1995
Mario Giacomelli
Pretini #70, 1968

Allen Ginsberg
William S. Burroughs & Jack Kerouac, New York, 1953

Nan Goldin
Brian on My Roof, the Bowery, 1982

Nan Goldin
J. and C.Z. in the car, New York City, 1984

Greg Gorman
Johnny Depp, 1993

William Gottlieb
Billie Holiday, Downbeat Club, NYC , 1947/2001

Eikoh Hosoe
Man and Woman #24, 1960/88

Graciela Iturbid
Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas, Juchitán, Oaxaca, 1979/2012

Michelle Keim
Tank Field, Gary, IN, 1997
Michelle Keim
M/V Darya Kamal-Bow, 1998
Michael Kenna
Ratcliffe Power Station #20, England, 1986
Michael Kenna
Fishing Nets, Smarlacca, Veneto, Italy, 2006
Michael Kenna
Above the Abreuvoir, France, 1996
Michael Kenna
Weather Patterns, Calais, France, 1998
William Klein
Hat & 5 Roses, Paris (Vogue), 1956

David Lebe
The Light Eater, Renato, 1983

Annie Leibovitz
Ray Charles, Los Angeles, 1987

Herman Leonard
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Downbeat Club, NYC [ELF03] , 1949
Herman Leonard
Billie Holiday, NYC [BLH03], 1949
Herman Leonard
Duke Ellington, Paris [DKE02], 1958
O. Winston Link
Hawksbill Creek Swimming Hole, Luray, Virginia, 1956
O. Winston Link
Birmingham Special at Rural Retreat, VA, 1957
Achim Lippoth
Class of 1954 no. 3, 2006
Deborah Luster
E. C. P. P. F. 43, 1999
Deborah Luster
L.C.I. W. 91, 1999
Deborah Luster
Rosesucker Retablos IV, 1997
Deborah Luster
Septima with Tadpoles , 1993

Sally Mann
Punctus, 1992

Maria Martinez-Cañas
Imagen Escrita VIII, 1994/1995

Cecil McDonald Jr.
Frances before dinner, 2006

Rhondal McKinney
#614, 1979

Tony Mendoza
Untitled from the Ernie series, 1985

Richard Misrach
Don and Barbara, Salton Sea, 1985/2003

Andrea Modica
Treadwell, NY, 1992

Abelardo Morell
Camera Obscura Image of The Water Tower, in Park Hyatt Room, Chicago, IL, 2005

Abelardo Morell
The Loveliest Garden You Ever Saw, 1998

Lori Nix
Circulation Desk, 2012
J. Wayne Olson
Suspended Series, Somnambulant 47a, 1988

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison
Sweeping Study, 1994
Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison
Study for Hi-Rise Planting, 1993

sold

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison
Flying Lesson, 2000

sold out

Olivia Parker
Miss Appleton's Shoes II, 1976
Olivia Parker
Moon Snails, 1977
Olivia Parker
Carousel, 1982
David Plowden
Grain Elevators, Golden Valley, ND, 1971
Doug Prince
Wedding Chamber, 1972
Doug Prince
Projection Screen, 1983
Dan Ragland
Halloween, 1995

John Reuter
An Androgynous Allegory of Painting, 1987

Holly Roberts
Man with Questions, 2005
Holly Roberts
Running Man with Power Lines , 1995
Holly Roberts
Breech - SOLD, 2003

sold

Josephine Sacabo
La Golondrina [The Swallow], 1995

Sebastiao Salgado
Cast of Thousands, Serra Pelada, Brazil, 1986

Jan Saudek
Oh Those Fabulous F Sisters, 1983/88

Jan Saudek
2 Big 4 U, 1981

Rocky Schenck
Installation, 1998
Rocky Schenck
Good Luck Nude, 1997
Thanks for the Scribbles
Gregory Scott
Thanks for the Scribbles, 2011
Video Link / Installation link
Tossed
Gregory Scott
Tossed, 2008
Video Link / Installation link
Lauren E. Simonutti
If Bruises Were Kisses, 2009
Lauren E. Simonutti
Birthday Girl, 2008
Viktoria Sorochinski
Learning a Lesson, 2009
Video Link
Jack Spencer
Two Wild Horses, Cumberland Island, 2007
Jack Spencer
Gussie's Magnolia, LaGrange, TN, 1997
Jack Spencer
Cooter with Glass, MS, 1995
Robert Stivers
Blue Baby, 1996

Jock Sturges
Christina, Misty Dawn & Alisa, Northern California, 1994

Ruth Thorne-Thomsen
Niobe, New Mexico, 1987

George Tice
Two Amish Boys, Lancaster, PA, 1962/2012

Ron van Dongen
Echeveria 'Blue Moon' [CSL 72], 2005
Ron van Dongen
Untitled, 2008 [UPP 020]

Hiroshi Watanabe
El Arbolito Park, Quito, Ecuador, 2002
Video Link
Hiroshi Watanabe
Fukunosuke 2, Suo Sarumawashi , 2008
Alex Webb
Grenada, 1979

Joel-Peter Witkin
Night in a Small Town, 2007
Joel-Peter Witkin
Miss La Tour, 2002/2005

secondary market only

Joel-Peter Witkin
Gods of Earth and Heaven, Los Angeles, 1988
Jeffrey Wolin
Kato Steiner, b. 1925, Farad, Hungary , 1992/94
Jeffrey Wolin
Murder on Pigeon Hill , 1991
Masao Yamamoto
A Box of Ku #69, 1992/1995

Masao Yamamoto
A Box of Ku #61, 1990's

Masao Yamamoto
A Box of Ku #10, 1989/95

Noriaki Yokosuka
Untitled, 1988

Joe Ziolkowski
Crisis, 1990/1993

Joe Ziolkowski
Morose, 1991