Image: A view of Catherine Edelman Gallery from the outside looking in.

CEG Launches Saturday Gallery Tours!

CEG is excited to launch our Saturday Gallery Tours in partnership with Sol Chicago! Director Juli Lowe will be giving private tours of the exhibition on view on Saturdays at 11:00 am, discussing the featured artists and themes represented in the show. Each participant will get $2 off a drink at Sol Chicago, a healthy smoothie and drink cafe in West Town! Although these tours are free, registration is required as we are limiting each tour to six people. Physical distancing guidelines will be followed, and all visitors are required to wear a face mask to enter the gallery. We are looking forward to providing an additional way for our audience to actively engage with the artwork on view!

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Terry Evans & Aimée Beaubien discuss their collaborative piece "With the Bur Oak, 2020"

Terry Evans and Aimée Beaubien discuss their piece "With the Bur Oak, 2020," which is currently on view for "Photography & _____." The two artists met once before the lock down and very quickly landed on a bur oak tree as their subject. They took their time meandering around how their visualized gestures might come together to embrace this 300-year-old tree. A photo-montage grew to envision far reaching winter branches overhead with a sprawling root system underground.


CEG will open the Fall season with What is Home? on Friday, September 11 from 12-7pm

"What is Home?" brings together work by Keliy Anderson-Staley, Omar Imam and Rubén Martín de Lucas. All three artists create work that invites us into different physical spaces that challenge the definition of home. The show opens September 11 and runs through October 31, 2020. To avoid crowds, the opening reception will be from noon – 7:00 pm on Friday, September 11.

Image: Clarissa Bonet and Natalie Krick talking to each other via Zoom.

Clarissa Bonet & Natalie Krick discuss their piece "Palm Perplexity"

For our current exhibition "Photography & _____," Clarissa Bonet and Natalie Krick collaborated cross the country to create their dynamic piece "Palm Perplexity, 2020." Over the past few months, they have passed photographs back and forth, between Seattle and Chicago, altering the images with each exchange.


New Series by Barbara Diener

In Barbara Diener's new "The Rocket's Red Glare," she follows the footsteps of two instrumental rocket scientists in the 1930s: Wernher von Braun in Germany and Jack Parsons in Pasadena, CA. To weave together a sense of these two complicated stories, Diener has photographed places of significance and appropriated archival material. Rather than presenting a complete view of this history, she poses questions, looking at the way that history is passed on through generations, and how facts are distorted, embellished, or undermined.

Image: Julie Lowe holds a gelatin silver print by Arno Rafael Minkkinen

The Viewing Room: Arno Rafael Minkkinen

We are back with our series "The Viewing Room," where we take you inside our viewing room to see prints up close and personal! This week, Juli Lowe flips through gelatin silver prints by Arno Rafael Minkkinen, who photographs his body interacting and coexisting with nature.