James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions answered by Francesco Pergolesi!

Have you watched Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton? In this popular TV show, James Lipton interviews legendary guests. He ends his interviews with his list of Top 10 Questions. Over the years, CEG has asked our artists these same 10 questions to gain insight into their personalities and work!

Francesco Pergolesi is CEG’s newest gallery artist and we are excited to exhibit his series, Heroes, in the gallery through July 1. The following are Francesco’s answers to to James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions:

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1.  What is your favorite word?
Fantasy

2.  What is your least favorite word?
Habit (as routine)

3.  What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
The magic of light changing our perception and the slow and detailed stories of people. My grandmother’s hands that stretch “tagliatelle” (pasta).

4.  What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
The slow and marshy bureaucracy, as in Kafka tales.

5.  What sound or noise do you love?
The swash of the sea

6.   What sound or noise do you hate?
People’s cries that overlap the swash of the sea.

7.   What is your favorite curse word?
A Spanish funny word I’ve always loved is “gilipollas.”

8.  What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I think to be an artist is a “gold privilege” and a fabulous job. It is difficult to imagine a better profession… maybe I could have been an explorer from the 1800’s.

9.   What profession would you not like to do?
Before I started working seriously as an artist, I spent my time studying to become lawyer. One summer day, I realized I would only have grey and melancholy days in front of me as a lawyer, so I escaped to the Canary Islands to reflect on my life under the sun. I am sure being a lawyer is the profession I would have never liked to practice.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Dreams are desires

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Alfred, Macerata, 2015                                    Paul, Arles, 2014

You can see more of Francesco Pergolesi’s work on our website.

Last day at Photo London!

Today is the last day of Photo London 2016! Thank you to everyone that was able to come out and celebrate our first year here in London. It was a lively and successful week! The fair runs today 12:00 – 6:00pm and you are able to purchase tickets here.

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You are able to view the work that is in room B3 on our website if you aren’t able to make it to the fair today.

The Imaginary Landscapes of booth B3

Step inside the imaginary landscapes of booth B3 with Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison and Ysabel LeMay.

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

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Downpour, 2015

With more than twenty years of working together, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, are still dedicated to the environment, showing us the power of nature, and the effect our actions have on it. By creating environments specifically to photograph, the artists address issues about the earth and our responsibility to heal the damage we’ve created, while investigating the human condition. This ideology has remained a constant, and is why they are so greatly admired.

Ysabel LeMay

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The Poets, 2015

Lemay’s technique is very straightforward, yet extremely time consuming. She photographs flora, birds, tree limbs, flowers, and anything else she finds along her daily walks. Once back in the studio, she assembles all her files into her computer and starts layering images, using hundreds of individual files to construct each final photograph. Balancing color, light and subject, Ysabel LeMay creates pieces that vibrate with an intensity often experienced in dreams.

These works can be seen in our Photo London booth B3, along with many others. You can purchase tickets to the fair here.

Homage to the Greats

Sandro Miller, Gregory Scott, and Francesco Pergolesi each uniquely pay homage to the great minds and people that inspire them, from world renowned artists to Italian shopkeepers.

Sandro Miller

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Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters honors photographs that have impacted Sandro. Pieces include Irving Penn’s photograph of Truman Capote in a corner; Phillippe Halsman’s portrait of Salvador Dalí; Dorothea Lange’s image of a migrant mother; Diane Arbus’ classic photo of identical twins; Richard Avedon’s beekeeper, among others.

Gregory Scott

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Gregory Scott creates narrative pieces that reference specific artists (Vincent Van Gogh, Damien Hirst, Mark Rothko ) that have had an impact on his life. Using illusion and surprise, he challenges the definitions placed on photography, painting and video, expanding its discourse and creating a dialogue with the viewer.

Francesco Pergolesi

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Francesco Pergolesi sees himself as a guardian of a vanishing world where people congregated to talk about families and daily activities. Pergolesi’s body of work, Heroes, is devoted to this disappearing landscape. A typical piece begins when the artist meets a person, or sees a shop, that evokes a memory. Working together, Pergolesi and his subject create a story that honors the past while preserving the present.

These works can be seen in our Photo London booth B3, along with many others. You can purchase tickets to the fair here.

Cheers from London!

A warm thank you to everyone that came out yesterday for our first Photo London VIP Opening! If you weren’t able to make the opening, the fair runs through Sunday, May 22nd. Tickets are available for purchase here and include entry to the fair, Publishers’ Section, three full-scale exhibitions, book signings, installations and more!

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IMG_5774Gallery artist, Francesco Pergolesi with his work!

View the works in booth B3 on our website.

Chat Room Episode 11: Artists – Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

Our eleventh episode of Chat Room is now available on iTunes, Podbean and Vimeo. In this episode, Catherine asks Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison how they negotiate their ideas as a collaborative team.

Chat Room is a new web series featuring Catherine Edelman in discussion with curators, artists and industry professionals. Catherine will talk about artists, trends, the politics of the business and offer the public an inside view about what goes on in the gallery and museum worlds. The public is encouraged to email the gallery with questions that would like answered. Email questions to info@edelmangallery.com. Any and all topics are welcome.

New episodes are released biweekly on Saturdays; subscribe to the podcast through iTunes and PodBean or watch the videos on Vimeo and our website!

View Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison’s work on our website.