Reviews from 2017

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

The photographer Francesco Pergolesi grew up in the town of Spoleto, in central Italy. It’s a place of Roman ruins and churches, surrounded by rolling green hills, the type of community where you might greet the greengrocer or cobbler by name. That was, at least, Pergolesi’s childhood experience. Read More

British GQ

British GQ

GQ presents a sneak peek of the Photo London fair, taking place from 17 - 20 May at London’s Somerset House. This is the first time that Michael Koerner’s work has been exhibited outside the US. Read More

The Guardian

The Guardian

Clarissa Bonet uses her smartphone to capture interactions between people, light and architecture, then returns to recreate the images using models. The results are lavish artworks that appear to be chance snapshots Read More

PDN Online

Photo District News

While it may be convenient, online commerce has cast aside the human connections that revolve around small business. This economic and cultural shift and the desire to preserve the memory of small businesses, if not the businesses themselves, inspired Francesco Pergolesi’s “Heroes” and “Tableaux”—two distinct, yet intertwined photographic essays showing this month at Chicago’s Catherine Edelman Gallery. Read More

L'Oeil de la Photographie

L'Oeil de la Photographie

Francesco Pergolesi was raised in Spoleto, an Italian village filled with artisan shops and small businesses. Read More

Photograph

Photograph Magazine

Italian photographer Francesco Pergolesi has focused on those who resist the ease of convenience in favor of a commitment to traditional work. Read More

Chicago Magazine

Chicago Magazine

Beer Under Glass in the Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago’s finest food trucks at Lincoln Park Zoo, Macbeth at Chicago Shakes, and more. Read More

Don't Take Pictures

Don't Take Pictures

The AIPAD Photography Show ends today and Don’t Take Pictures readers should make sure to view these five contemporary works. Read More

ARTnews

ARTnews

Every year in April, photography dealers from around the world descend on New York for the Photography Show, bringing with them a cornucopia of photography and photo-based work, from salt prints to digital pieces. As usual, the fair, which runs through Sunday, did not disappoint. Organized by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, and now in its 38th edition, it is being held at Pier 94 for the second year (it had previously been held uptown, at the Park Avenue Armory), and some of the 96 exhibitors were still adjusting to the new location. Read More

Windy City Times

Windy City Times

Kathleen Gerber and Lori Nix are in the business of photographic illusions. While their cityscapes and interiors appear realistic, if improbable, they're the result of careful miniature model-making, elaborate staging, and painstaking photography, techniques the two life partners have been perfecting over the past 16 years. Read More

Time Out Chicago

Time Out Chicago

Spring is almost here, and it's bringing a bounty of interesting art exhibitions with it. Read More

L'Oeil de la Photographie

L'Oeil de la Photographie

For more than 12 years, Elizabeth Ernst has created art about the people and entertainers affiliated with the G.E. Circus, a small family owned circus of aging performers. Read More

This Is Colossal

Colossal

Nix and Gerber’s new scenes move away from a focus on water-damaged and rusty interiors to explore broad outdoor environments recently devoid of civilization. Scaffolding and bridges crumble as plants begin to poke back through cement cracks, subtle hints that nature has begun to reclaim its land. Read More

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

In “Shady Grove Nursing Home,” her third solo show at Catherine Edelman Gallery, Ernst brings in issues of aging and shows how several of the G.E. Circus performers navigate retirement, fragility and fading memories. Read More

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

PBM+C is again returning to the center of downtown West Palm Beach, a city where a long history of championing fine art, illustration, crafts and photography expands each year. Visual artists and art enthusiasts have intertwined themselves with the island due to its supportive environment. Read More

Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Omar Imam, himself a Syrian refugee, has collected stories from other refugees and re-created their feelings in a series of portraits called Live, Love, Refugee, displayed by Catherine Edelman Gallery. Read More

New Art Examiner

New Art Examiner

In about 8 images, Imam manages to convey not just the personal pain of the Syrian conflict but also the resistance, and even the humor, of his family subjects in the face of chaotic absurdity. Read More

90 Days, 90 Voices

90 Days, 90 Voices

Photographer Omar Imam left his native Damascus in 2012 and is now based in the Netherlands. In an interview with 90 Days, 90 Voices, Imam spoke about what it means to be a Syrian refugee six years into a conflict that has scattered Syrians across the world. Read More

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Photographs and prints that tell stories are a standout at the Catherine Edelman Gallery's current show “Gallery Artists 2017,” featuring highlights from the River North gallery's past year of exhibits. “We are interested in narratives, whether real narratives or narrative just to tell a story,” gallery director Juli Lowe said of these works by photographers Julie Blackmon, Floriane de Lassee, Francesco Pergolesi and others that focus on human dramas, both real and imagined. Read More

Visual Art Source

Visual Art Source

In French photographer Laurent Millet’s first Chicago exhibition, “Somnium,” the artist cites his own childhood memories of building whimsical constructions from the sticks and rocks of the rural landscape in which he played. Read More

Lamono

Lamono

Writer Wayne Dyer once said that when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change. This reference is taken from a self-help book (I apologize in advance), to exemplify the art Read More

Deepa Mukundan Art-272 Blog

Deepa Mukundan Art-272 Blog

Upon entering The Catherine Edelman Gallery, viewers confront pastel shapes, clean geometric lines, and people sparsely populating each piece of Serge Najjar’s A Closer Look at the Ordinary. All of the photographs display the bare concrete foundations of Beirut, Lebanon in the modernist architectural boom of the late 2000’ Read More

Photograph

Photograph

The internet adores Serge Najjar, a working lawyer whose photographs of Beirut are widely shared on Instagram (@serjios). Chicago’s Catherine Edelman picked Najjar for his first solo exhibition in the United States; it is also the first time Edelman used Instagram to select a photographer to show, although her gallery’s program is already a leader in promoting photography’s digital turn. Read More

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post

Downtown West Palm Beach is a stone’s throw from the tropical island of Palm Beach on the east coast of Florida, close to where the mighty Gulf Stream current of the Atlantic Ocean flows, which helps generate perfect weather during the winter season and makes the area’s air quality arguably the best in the nation. Palm Beach County is one of most popular travel destinations on the Southeastern seaboard, with its pristine beaches, cultural attractions, outstanding restaurants, and distinguished museums and galleries all providing a lively supportive spirit to the vibrant local art scene, which continues to energize the downtown locale. Read More

WTTW

WTTW

In his first solo exhibition in the U.S., Beirut-born photographer Serge Najjar presents his series, “A Closer Look at the Ordinary.” Read More

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

"A Closer Look at the Ordinary," which opens Friday at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, is photographer Serge Najjar's first solo exhibition in the United States. Read More