Catherine Edelman Gallery

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Catherine Edelman Gallery opened in 1987 quickly establishing itself as one of the leading galleries in the Midwest devoted to the art of photography.
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Catherine Edelman Gallery opened in 1987 quickly establishing itself as one of the leading galleries in the Midwest devoted exclusively to the art of photography. From its inception, the goal of the gallery was to exhibit prominent contemporary photographers alongside new & young talent, showcasing a broad range of subject matter and photographic techniques.

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Next month Jess T. Dugan’s exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum opens on Friday September 17th with a virtual artist...
08/23/2021
Artist Talk: Jess T. Dugan | Saint Louis Art Museum

Next month Jess T. Dugan’s exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum opens on Friday September 17th with a virtual artists talk taking place on the 18th at 11 AM CST. Click the link to register!

Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of identity—particularly gender and sexuality—through photographic portraiture. Drawing from their experience as a q***r, nonbinary person, Dugan’s work continually investigates what it means to live authentically and how visual representat...

In the spotlight is Marina Black delving into her creative process for both series “Hasard Anticipé” and “Palimpsests”.
08/22/2021
In The Spotlight: Marina Black

In the spotlight is Marina Black delving into her creative process for both series “Hasard Anticipé” and “Palimpsests”.

Marina Black discusses her work, her influences, and growing up in Russia.

We’ve finally regained access to our Instagram account just in time to tell you that there is only one week left to see ...
08/21/2021

We’ve finally regained access to our Instagram account just in time to tell you that there is only one week left to see the UNSEEN exhibition at the gallery!

We’ve finally regained access to our Instagram account just in time to tell you that there is only one week left to see the UNSEEN exhibition at the gallery!

08/20/2021

We’re back on Instagram!!
Thank you Laura Edelman

Three pieces from Terry Evan’s series “Revealing Chicago”. A series that showcases aerial portraiture of Chicago’s natur...
08/20/2021

Three pieces from Terry Evan’s series “Revealing Chicago”. A series that showcases aerial portraiture of Chicago’s natural and manmade landscapes.

Whose story is this?(From Marina Black's series "Palimpsests")I was 18-year-old when I was drafted into the Red Army in ...
08/18/2021

Whose story is this?
(From Marina Black's series "Palimpsests")

I was 18-year-old when I was drafted into the Red Army in January of 1943. I was enrolled in the Kiev Infantry School, and urgently sent as a private to the 75th Guards Rifle Division without any training.
I soon took part in the crossing of the Dnieper, Ukraine, during a military operation. Together with another soldier, I was instructed to deliver important documents to the headquarters, located on an island in the middle of the Dnieper river. We had to wade the river - this is despite the fact that the enemy knew perfectly well the location of the headquarters, and were shooting through the crossing constantly. Two couriers had already been killed the day before. Everyone knew that the operation was doomed. My partner was injured immediately just after entering the river, and couldn't stay close to me. I was trying to break through the shelling area, choking, barely having time to gasp for some air before going underwater again. When I looked back, I saw my partner, strangely throwing hands in the air, moving sideways, as a tripple or a drunk, and then falling hard again into the running water. I tried to yell, but I think it was stupid, and just useless - the rumble of breaking shelling muffled everything around ...
Having passed the deep part of the channel, I looked around for him again as I ran, but there was not a sign of him: my fellow was either carried away by the current, or drowned from the wounds. I hid behind some driftwood, and tried to inspect the area aroundaround ... but the bank and the channel were sadly empty. I delivered that stupid package, in this respect everything was in order. I was even nominated for the medal "For Courage". They gave it me, however, 49 years later on the stage of the theatre I worked at the time, and where I played the main part in ′′ Molière ". My fellow soldiers, mostly Muscovites (they were just a few of us left) found all the documents on this award, where one could read the description of this brief and useless episode, described in a rather casual way.

(Intern) Malcolm’s Pick of the Week:My pick this week is Ysabel Lemay’s piece “Whispers, 2011”. This piece personally re...
08/17/2021

(Intern) Malcolm’s Pick of the Week:

My pick this week is Ysabel Lemay’s piece “Whispers, 2011”. This piece personally reminds me of a time spent in the woods. Specifically a moment that one can find themselves in when surrounded by nature. It’s quiet, the sun has dipped behind the clouds, and the green of the environment becomes the only noticeable color as it appears to stretch out over everything. Being one of Ysabel’s less colorful pieces it immediately stood out to me. The reserved use of color alludes to a sense of tranquil silence in this piece.

(Intern) Malcolm’s Pick of the Week:

My pick this week is Ysabel Lemay’s piece “Whispers, 2011”. This piece personally reminds me of a time spent in the woods. Specifically a moment that one can find themselves in when surrounded by nature. It’s quiet, the sun has dipped behind the clouds, and the green of the environment becomes the only noticeable color as it appears to stretch out over everything. Being one of Ysabel’s less colorful pieces it immediately stood out to me. The reserved use of color alludes to a sense of tranquil silence in this piece.

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison's piece "Cloud Gate, 2018" is currently on view at the Gallery! In their series "Acts Wit...
08/16/2021

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison's piece "Cloud Gate, 2018" is currently on view at the Gallery! In their series "Acts Without Words" the ParkeHarrisons use a combination of photography and acryllic paint to create their work.

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison's piece "Cloud Gate, 2018" is currently on view at the Gallery! In their series "Acts Without Words" the ParkeHarrisons use a combination of photography and acryllic paint to create their work.

Marina Black’s exhibit UNSEEN is only on view for two more weeks at the gallery!
08/15/2021

Marina Black’s exhibit UNSEEN is only on view for two more weeks at the gallery!

In Laurent Millet’s series “La Methode” the artist constructed and photographed abstract sculptures that he made from ra...
08/14/2021

In Laurent Millet’s series “La Methode” the artist constructed and photographed abstract sculptures that he made from raw materials like cardboard, wire, and paint. All standing in shallow water against a backdrop of the sea and the sky, these sculptures seem to obscure one’s sense of visual depth and dimension.

Pieces from this series are on view at the gallery now!

In Laurent Millet’s series “La Methode” the artist constructed and photographed abstract sculptures that he made from raw materials like cardboard, wire, and paint. All standing in shallow water against a backdrop of the sea and the sky, these sculptures seem to obscure one’s sense of visual depth and dimension.

Pieces from this series are on view at the gallery now!

Inspired by Goya’s “Disasters of War” Marina Black’s series "Hasard Anticipé" investigates the complexities of the child...
08/12/2021
From the FlatFiles: Marina Black

Inspired by Goya’s “Disasters of War” Marina Black’s series "Hasard Anticipé" investigates the complexities of the childhood world, and how susceptible children could be to mental and physical injuries.

Stop by the gallery to see this series in our current exhibit UNSEEN.

Today we are taking a closer look look at the series “Hasard Anticipé” by @MarinaBlack and the delicately thin paper she prints on.

The work of Daniel Beltrá becomes ever more imperative as climate conditions shift around the earth. Beltrá’s series “Gr...
08/11/2021

The work of Daniel Beltrá becomes ever more imperative as climate conditions shift around the earth. Beltrá’s series “Greenland” from 2014 documents the Country’s melting ice sheets as a result of our ever-changing climate.

“Greenland 2, 2014”

The work of Daniel Beltrá becomes ever more imperative as climate conditions shift around the earth. Beltrá’s series “Greenland” from 2014 documents the Country’s melting ice sheets as a result of our ever-changing climate.

“Greenland 2, 2014”

(Intern) Malcolm’s Pick of the Week:My pick this week is the piece “Click, 2015” by Clarissa Bonet. This piece not only ...
08/10/2021

(Intern) Malcolm’s Pick of the Week:

My pick this week is the piece “Click, 2015” by Clarissa Bonet. This piece not only holds semblance to Bonet herself in its depiction of a lone individual photographing the city, but also speaks to the singular moment of taking a photograph. Nothing more than a person, their subject, and the camera. A moment of true presence.

(Intern) Malcolm’s Pick of the Week:

My pick this week is the piece “Click, 2015” by Clarissa Bonet. This piece not only holds semblance to Bonet herself in its depiction of a lone individual photographing the city, but also speaks to the singular moment of taking a photograph. Nothing more than a person, their subject, and the camera. A moment of true presence.

Gregory Scott’s mesmerizing “Bauhausian, 2020” is on view at the gallery! Scott blurs the lines between photography, pai...
08/09/2021
Bauhausian, 2020

Gregory Scott’s mesmerizing “Bauhausian, 2020” is on view at the gallery!

Scott blurs the lines between photography, painting, and video by challenging their individual definitions and harmoniously bringing them together.

Artist: Gregory Scott Bauhausian, 2020 30½ x 40" pigment print, oil painting on panel and UHD video

Join me and Annette Skuggedal in conversation with Leslie Thomas on August 14th as we discuss CASE Art FundIn 2018, afte...
08/08/2021
"What is CASE Art Fund": Participants

Join me and Annette Skuggedal in conversation with Leslie Thomas on August 14th as we discuss CASE Art Fund

In 2018, after years of discussion, myself and Anette Skuggedal founded CASE Art Fund, an Illinois-based nonprofit, whose mission is to raise awareness about children's human rights through the support and exhibition of photography. Learn about the programs CASE supports and why there is a need for NGOs like CASE.

Click the link to register!

Jess T. Dugan’s series "To Survive on This Shore" is on view at the George Eastman Gallery in New York now through Janua...
08/07/2021
To Survive on This Shore | George Eastman Museum

Jess T. Dugan’s series "To Survive on This Shore" is on view at the George Eastman Gallery in New York now through January 2nd! It includes a virtual tour online if you are unable to see it in person!

For over five years, photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre traveled throughout the United States documenting the life stories of transgender and gender nonconforming older adults, individuals whose experiences exist within the complex intersections of gender identity, age, race...

08/07/2021

We’re open today from 11-4. No appointment necessary

Shout out to Tagree.de for their post on our upcoming exhibition opening September 17, Lea Lund & Erik K: Nomadshttps://...
08/06/2021
Lea Lund & Erik K: Nomads

Shout out to Tagree.de for their post on our upcoming exhibition opening September 17, Lea Lund & Erik K: Nomads
https://tagree.de/lea-lund-erik-k/

Lea Lund & Erik K’s photographic collaboration is a story about love, a photographer finding her muse, and a subject claiming his identity. Lea, born and raised in Switzerland, and Erik, born and raised in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), met ten years ago on a street in Lausanne and ...

Michael Koerner’s discusses his series “Hibakusha” “All the plates are purposely void of color, except silver, which is ...
08/06/2021

Michael Koerner’s discusses his series “Hibakusha”

“All the plates are purposely void of color, except silver, which is intrinsic to the tintype process. By eliminating the blue and green hues that are prominent in my recent work, the images take on a haunting glow, reminiscent of the light that appeared in the skies over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”

“Hibakusha Truth (Shodo) #0736, 2020”

Michael Koerner’s discusses his series “Hibakusha”

“All the plates are purposely void of color, except silver, which is intrinsic to the tintype process. By eliminating the blue and green hues that are prominent in my recent work, the images take on a haunting glow, reminiscent of the light that appeared in the skies over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”

“Hibakusha Truth (Shodo) #0736, 2020”

Wanting to see work by Michael Kenna in person?These two studies of the Giza Pyramids in Cairo can be pulled and shown i...
08/05/2021

Wanting to see work by Michael Kenna in person?

These two studies of the Giza Pyramids in Cairo can be pulled and shown in the viewing room. Set up an appointment to view these pieces and many others by Kenna!

“Giza Pyramids, Study 2, Cairo, Egypt, 2009”
“Giza Pyramids, Study 3, Cairo, Egypt, 2009”

"Amleth is believed to be a literary ancestor of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. To make a long story short: once upon a time ther...
08/04/2021

"Amleth is believed to be a literary ancestor of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. To make a long story short: once upon a time there were two brothers appointed the rulers of the land. Lets call them H and F. H marries a beautiful woman - the daughter of the King, they have a son named Amleth. Consumed by envy of his brother, F murders H and marries his wife. Amleth then feigns madness, clothing himself in rags and spouting nonsense, to shield himself from his uncle’s violence." - Marina Black

‘Amleth’ - a piece from the series ‘Palimpsests ‘ that is featured in Marina Black's solo exhibition UNSEEN. Call for an appointment!

"Amleth is believed to be a literary ancestor of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. To make a long story short: once upon a time there were two brothers appointed the rulers of the land. Lets call them H and F. H marries a beautiful woman - the daughter of the King, they have a son named Amleth. Consumed by envy of his brother, F murders H and marries his wife. Amleth then feigns madness, clothing himself in rags and spouting nonsense, to shield himself from his uncle’s violence." - Marina Black

‘Amleth’ - a piece from the series ‘Palimpsests ‘ that is featured in Marina Black's solo exhibition UNSEEN. Call for an appointment!

(Intern) Malcolm’s Pick of the Week:My pick this week is from artist Liat Elbling. I’ve found a sense of comfort looking...
08/03/2021

(Intern) Malcolm’s Pick of the Week:

My pick this week is from artist Liat Elbling. I’ve found a sense of comfort looking to her piece “Some Other Place”. With the frequent barrage of news and over stimulation that we often receive on a daily basis I find solace in the ability to escape to this unimposing monochromatic space.

(Intern) Malcolm’s Pick of the Week:

My pick this week is from artist Liat Elbling. I’ve found a sense of comfort looking to her piece “Some Other Place”. With the frequent barrage of news and over stimulation that we often receive on a daily basis I find solace in the ability to escape to this unimposing monochromatic space.

This is the last month to see the UNSEEN exhibit at the gallery!
08/02/2021

This is the last month to see the UNSEEN exhibit at the gallery!

“Class Photo, 2014” by Marina Black featured in the UNSEEN exhibit at the gallery.7 x 7" pigment print on Japanese handm...
08/01/2021

“Class Photo, 2014” by Marina Black featured in the UNSEEN exhibit at the gallery.

7 x 7" pigment print on Japanese handmade paper

“Class Photo, 2014” by Marina Black featured in the UNSEEN exhibit at the gallery.

7 x 7" pigment print on Japanese handmade paper

“Class Photo, 2014” by Marina Black featured in the UNSEEN exhibit at the gallery.7 x 7" pigment print on Japanese handm...
08/01/2021

“Class Photo, 2014” by Marina Black featured in the UNSEEN exhibit at the gallery.

7 x 7" pigment print on Japanese handmade paper

“Class Photo, 2014” by Marina Black featured in the UNSEEN exhibit at the gallery.

7 x 7" pigment print on Japanese handmade paper

Beat the heat and take a look at some work in our air-conditioned gallery! Open until 4pm!
07/31/2021

Beat the heat and take a look at some work in our air-conditioned gallery! Open until 4pm!

Beat the heat and take a look at some work in our air-conditioned gallery! Open until 4pm!

07/31/2021

We’re open until 4 pm. No appt needed

07/30/2021

“I am interested in investigating the complexities of the childhood world, and how susceptible children can be to mental and physical injuries. While there might be joy in childhood, there are also bullies, strangers, loneliness,
and conflicts that need to be negotiated.”

There are many photographers whose work revealsits intent upon first viewing. Then there are photographers like Marina Black, whose images reveal themselves slowly, allowing the viewer multiple interpretations. Black cites Goya’s The Disasters of War as one of her main influences, which many have interpreted as a protest against violence and the public who remain complicit. Her series Hasard Anticipé (anticipated chance) casts children as the subjects through which fear, joy, trauma, and innocence are addressed.

In Blacks world, the sanitized assumptions of childhood are replaced by the reality that innocence can be lost when children are not protected. As she states: In Hasard Anticipé, Marina Black presents photographs of daily activities – dancing, a soccer game, children swimming – that seem ordinary until wires, ropes and other objects obscure reality and the identity of those pictured. Black invites the viewer to construct their own narratives, while suggesting that innocence is something to attain, and should not be taken for granted.

The exhibition is on view at Catherine Edelman Gallery through August 28, 21.

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The series “Pigeon Hill: Then & Now” by Jeffrey Wolin documents the lives of the residents of Pigeon Hill in Bloomington...
07/29/2021

The series “Pigeon Hill: Then & Now” by Jeffrey Wolin documents the lives of the residents of Pigeon Hill in Bloomington, Indiana. Initially photographing these subjects in the 80’s and then returning in 2010 to rephotograph them.

Pieces from this series can be viewed on our website and in our downstairs viewing room by appointment.

“Crystal with Unicorns, Pigeon Hill / Crystal with Angels, Pigeon Hill, (1989/2015), (2014)”

The series “Pigeon Hill: Then & Now” by Jeffrey Wolin documents the lives of the residents of Pigeon Hill in Bloomington, Indiana. Initially photographing these subjects in the 80’s and then returning in 2010 to rephotograph them.

Pieces from this series can be viewed on our website and in our downstairs viewing room by appointment.

“Crystal with Unicorns, Pigeon Hill / Crystal with Angels, Pigeon Hill, (1989/2015), (2014)”

Whose story is this? (From Marina Black’s series “Palimpsests”.)On May 7, 1906 a poet Alexander Blok wrote one of his mo...
07/28/2021

Whose story is this?

(From Marina Black’s series “Palimpsests”.)

On May 7, 1906 a poet Alexander Blok wrote one of his most famous poems - ′′ The Stranger ". This happened in the suburbs of St. Petersburg in a small local restaurant, where the poet often spent his evenings. To the vulgarity and routine of the world Blok opposed the image of a perfect woman - a mysterious stranger wearing a silk dress and a hat with ostrich plumes, who ′′ breathes perfume and fog ", However, many mistook Blok’s heroine for a courtesan, who shows at restaurants looking for a companion for a night. No wonder some real ′′ priestesses of love ′′ then began to wear feather hats and introduced themselves to the clients as “Strangers”.

Something ancient, something legendary Surrounds her presence in the room, Her narrow hand, her silk, her bracelets, Her hat, the rings, the ostrich plume.

Entranced by her presence, near and enigmatic, I gaze through the dark of her lowered veil
And I behold an enchanted shoreline
And enchanted distances, far and pale.

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Catherine Edelman Gallery opened in 1987 quickly establishing itself as one of the leading galleries in the Midwest devoted exclusively to the art of photography. From its inception, the goal of the gallery was to exhibit prominent contemporary photographers alongside new & young talent, showcasing a broad range of subject matter and photographic techniques. Debuting with the Ballad of Sexual Dependency by Nan Goldin, CEG has shown everything from street photography (Susan Meiselas, Sebastiao Salgado, James Nachtwey) to fashion photography (Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston) to traditional landscape images (Michael Kenna, Lynn Geesaman) to social-conscious work (Richard Misrach, Jeffrey Wolin, Terry Evans, Allen Ginsberg) to images created as a springboard for story-telling (Joel-Peter Witkin, Elizabeth Ernst, Dan Estabrook) etc.

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