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Lori Nix & Kathleen Wright create sets for Greenpeace campaign

August 21, 2014

Lori Nix and Kathleen Wright are at it again! This time they have teamed up with Greenpeace and comedian/musician Reggie Watts to spread the word about using renewable energy to power the online world. Check out Greenpeace’s website to learn more about how to #ClickClean.

Be sure to watch the all four videos to see the sets Lori and Kathleen designed for the campaign.


Framed & Ready, summer exhibit at CEG

July 10, 2014

More than 19 years ago, Catherine Edelman Gallery moved out of its second floor gallery to the lower level of 300 W. Superior Street, doubling its footprint. In 2005 it expanded again, adding an additional 1200 sq. feet of exhibition space. Now in its 26th year, CEG is running out of storage space. To help alleviate this problem, we’ve decided to mount Framed & Ready, a rotation of gallery artists whose photographic works are all custom framed and ready to be brought home.

Until recently, photographers were working in standard sizes, most notably 11 x 14”, 16 x 20” and 20 x 24”, and sold their works unframed, letting collectors decide the final presentation. The rise of new printing technologies has resulted is an explosion of sizes that demand custom framing, which, unless sold at an exhibition, are bound for storage. Like many galleries, CEG is running out of storage space. In an effort to tackle this problem, all pieces in Framed & Ready will be sold with framing included. It is our hope that if a work sells, another will take its place, creating an evolving summer exhibition.

Join us for the opening reception tomorrow, Friday, July 11, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Framed & Ready installation view

Framed install 3

Framed install GII 3

Framed install GII 2

Framed & Ready
July 11 – August 29, 2014
You can view the entire show on our website.


Happy 4th of July!

July 3, 2014

We hope you you let go and have a great holiday.

Rope Swing, Merit, MS (1994) Jack Spencer

Rope Swing, Merit, MS (1994) Jack Spencer

The  gallery will be closed Friday and Saturday, July 4 & 5 in honor of Independence Day. We’ll see you next Friday for the opening reception of Framed & Ready from 5 – 8pm.

Behind the scenes with Elizabeth Ernst and Gus in His Kitchen

June 24, 2014

Elizabeth Ernst spends an enormous amount of time creating the characters in her work. She begins the process by sculpting a figure with polymer clay or found objects. She then photographs the figure, either secluded with jarring lighting or within a constructed environment, such as in Gus in His Kitchen preparing to cook an egg or The Junk Collector sitting amongst his metal parts. In the final component of the process, Elizabeth applies paint to the photographic surface and creates a written story for each character.

Elizabeth kindly shared with CEG two behind the scenes images of Gus In His Kitchen, 2014 to help us better understand her process, the scale of the figure and her ability to create spaces for her characters to live within.




In the following video clip, Elizabeth discusses Gus In His Kitchen even further. Stop by the gallery before July 3 to see the completed piece in person.


Elizabeth Ernst: Mirror Mirror
May 2 – July 3, 2014

Happy Father’s Day from CEG!

June 15, 2014
Marvin Jr. & Marvin Sr., Pigeon Hill, 1991

Marvin Jr. & Marvin Sr., Pigeon Hill, 1991 © Jeffrey Wolin

Have a great Father’s Day!


Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2014

The beaches in Chicago officially open this weekend. So get out there and enjoy the weekend with family and friends. CEG will be doing the same as the gallery is closed on Saturday, May 24 in honor of Memorial Day.

Inland Beach, Humboldt Park, Chicago, June 29, 2004 © Terry Evans

Golf Course Made from Landfill, Calumet, Illinois, May 13, 2003 © Terry Evans

We will reopen on Tuesday with normal business hours. We look forward to seeing you soon!
To see more work by Terry Evans, visit CEG’s website.

Elizabeth Ernst’s 2014 Artist Talk

May 21, 2014

The moment you have all been waiting for – Elizabeth Ernst’s Artist Talk!  The video was recorded at CEG on May 2, 2014. We hope you enjoy Elizabeth’s talk with Catherine and that you stop by the gallery to see the exhibition.

To see all of the photographs from the Mirror Mirror exhibition, click here.

To see more work by Elizabeth Ernst, click here.

Elizabeth Ernst: Mirror Mirror

May 2 – July 3, 2014



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