"New Formations" Opens at CEG!

Image: Hannah Hughes and Aimée Beaubien stand in front of the work of Nicolas Combarro at Catherine Edelman Gallery.


Catherine Edelman Gallery's newest exhibition "New Formations" is now on view! Thank you to everyone who came to the opening reception Friday, January 17, 2020. We had a great crowd with two of the artists in the exhibition join us: local artist Aimée Beaubien and London-based artist Hannah Hughes! "New Formation" includes one-of-a-kind collages, painted photographs, a large-scale site-specific installation, and video works by Aimée Beaubien, Nicolás Combarro, Hannah Hughes, and Lilly Lulay. If you missed the opening, the exhibition will be on view through March 7, 2020.

Aimée Beaubien (b. 1966, Fort Campbell, KY) is strongly influenced by her great grandmother, art history and gardens. To bring these aspects together, she weaves photographs, drapes brightly colored rope and suspends old photography books in large site-specific installations that emulate plant growth. Nicolás Combarro (b. 1979, A Coruña, Spain) paints, collages and draws on architectural photographs in his series, Spontaneous Architecture, in an effort to isolate geometric forms within structures. By focusing on these shapes, he bridges the gap between architecture and fundamental forms found in art. Hannah Hughes’ (b. 1975, Essex, United Kingdom) new series, Mirror Image, focuses on the overlooked and in-between spaces surrounding subjects found in glossy magazines. By cutting repetitive shapes from these sources, she produces small fragments of paper that is then layered, creating photographic sculptures. These new formations invert the significance of the original object while magnifying the beauty of color and form. In Lilly Lulay’s (b. 1985, Frankfurt, Germany) series Mindscapes, she creates a shattered perspective of a place by cutting and collaging found images. These works are made in response to the quantity of photographs made in cities and public spaces and the resulting collective memory they create.

You can view all of the works included in the exhibition here.

Image: Installation by Aimée Beaubien

Image: Installation view of work by Hannah Hughes at Catherine Edelman Gallery

Image: Installation view of work by Nicolas Combarro at Catherine Edelman Gallery

Image: A group of people at the opening reception of "New Formations" at Catherine Edelman GalleryImage: Installation view of work by Lilly LulayImage: Installation view of work by Lilly Lulay