Michael Kenna January 11 — March 16, 2019

CATHERINE EDELMAN GALLERY’S FINAL EXHIBITION AT ITS RIVER NORTH LOCATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO HAVE SHAPED THE PAST 31 YEARS

We are thrilled to present the 20th exhibition of work by Michael Kenna, and The CEG Salon, as our final shows in our River North location. Both shows open January 11 and run through March 16, 2019.

After 31 years in River North, Catherine Edelman Gallery is relocating to 1637 W. Chicago Avenue in April 2019. CEG opened in 1987, shortly after Catherine Edelman graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in photography. CEG quickly gained attention for its risk-taking shows, opening the gallery with “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” by Nan Goldin, and working with such luminaries as Joel-Peter Witkin, Duane Michals, Sally Mann, Richard Misrach, Abelardo Morell, Allen Ginsberg, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, James Balog, and more than 170 other known and emerging photographers.  Edelman is often quoted stating that the gallery shows everything from Michael Kenna to Joel-Peter Witkin - from intimate landscapes to photographs that incorporate cadavers – and credits Michael Kenna for the longevity of her endeavors.

 

“When I first opened, the only place to have a gallery was River North. After 31 years in the same building, it’s time to move to a new area that is home to more than a dozen established and new galleries,” said Catherine Edelman. “We are excited to join the group in West Town and look forward to sharing our program with the new neighborhood. The move allows us to double our space, creating a new and vibrant exhibition program, including a dedicated video room, multiple gallery spaces, and plenty of room for educational panels and workshops. We look forward to inviting the public to our opening exhibition on May 3, 2019.”

 

When thinking about the last exhibition in River North, Edelman and her staff immediately thought of Michael Kenna, whose work helped sustain the gallery. CEG is pleased to present its 20th exhibition of work by Michael Kenna, which opens January 11 and runs through March 16, 2019. New photographs taken in Asia will hang alongside classic early pieces, representing the breadth of Kenna’s work over the past four decades.

We thank all of the artists who have helped shape the programming at 300 W. Superior Street. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our new space on May 3, 2019 for our opening show featuring classic and new work by Joel-Peter Witkin. Gallery hours will remain the same, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00-5:30 pm, as will our phone number.

 

 

All images are available as 8 x 7½" toned gelatin silver prints mounted and matted on 20 x 16" board made in an edition of 45. New work is available as 8 x 7½" toned gelatin silver prints mounted and matted on 20 x 16" board made in an edition of 25 and certain images are available as 16 x 15" toned gelatin silver prints mounted on a 22 x 17" board in an edition of 4. Pieces range in price from $2500 to $16,000, depending on where they are in the edition.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Michael Kenna
Install Image 1, 2019

Michael Kenna
Install Image 2, 2019

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Michael Kenna
Install Image 3, 2019

Michael Kenna
Banteay Srei Trees, Angkor, Cambodia, 2018
Michael Kenna
Charles Bridge, Study 6, Prague, Czechoslaovakia, 1990
Michael Kenna
Chess Board, Wimereux, France, 2000
Michael Kenna
Daybreak Reflection, Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 2018
Michael Kenna
December Gondolas, Venice, Italy, 2017
Michael Kenna
Distant Mountains, Passo delle Capannelle, Pizzoli, Abruzzo, Italy, 2015
Michael Kenna
Draped Boats, North Whitby, Yorkshire, England, 1986
Michael Kenna
Dusk Seascape, Ses Covetes, Mallorca, Spain, 2017
Michael Kenna
East Sea Tide, Hoojeong Beach, Gyeongsangbukdo, South Korea, 2010
Michael Kenna
Eiffel Tower, Study 6, Paris, France, 2007
Michael Kenna
Elephant Wall Painting, Wat Chomphet, Luang Prabang, Laos, 2015
Michael Kenna
Emerging Light, Maepang Beach, Gangwon-do, South Korea, 2018
Michael Kenna
Fishing Nets, Smarlacca, Veneto, Italy, 2006
Michael Kenna
Full Moon, Cape Muroto, Shikoku, Japan, 2003
Michael Kenna
James Island, Study 4, La Push, Washington, USA, 2014
Michael Kenna
Kite and Clouds, Bangalore, India, 2008
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake Tree, Study 16, Kotan, Hokkaido Japan, 2009
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake, Study 3, Hokkaido, Japan, 2002
Michael Kenna
Last Pier Posts, Pacific Beach, Washington, USA, 2013
Michael Kenna
Morning Ferry, Calais, France, 2001
Michael Kenna
Mountain Tree, Danyang, Chungcheongbukdo, South Korea , 2011
Michael Kenna
Night Pier, Palma, Mallorca, Spain, 2017
Michael Kenna
Pine Trees at Dusk, Loreto Aprutino, Abruzzo, Italy, 2016
Michael Kenna
Pine Trees, Study 4, Wolcheon, Gangwondo, South Korea, 2011
Michael Kenna
Pine Trees, Study 5, Unyeo Beach, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea, 2018
Michael Kenna
Points of View, Prague, Czech Republic, 1992
Michael Kenna
Si Ma Tai Great Wall, Study 2, Beijing, China, 2007
Michael Kenna
Three Rocks, Jeongnamjin, Jeollanam-do, South Korea, 2018
Michael Kenna
Tree and Gran Sasso, Castilenti, Abruzzo, Italy, 2015
Michael Kenna
Two Boardwalks, Dunalley, Tasmania, Australia, 2013
Michael Kenna
Weather Patterns, Calais, France, 1998
Michael Kenna
Wind-Swept Beach, Calais, France, 1999
Michael Kenna
Wooden Bridge, Study 1, Tuokou Village, Jiangxi, China, 2017
Michael Kenna
Yedang Reservoir Tree, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea, 2018