In the Artist’s Studio with Francesco Pergolesi

We are proud to be exhibiting Francesco Pergolesi's second solo show at CEG, "Tableaux." The work on view pulls from the artist's original series Heroes, which captures independent shopkeepers and artisans framed in their storefronts, standing guard at their small businesses in the face of globalization. Pergolesi's newest series, Tableaux, focuses on the details one … Continue reading In the Artist’s Studio with Francesco Pergolesi

Inside the Artist’s Studio with Liat Elbling

Liat Elbling works in the same tradition as many photographers before her (Sandy Skoglund, Lori Nix, James Casebere) who construct entire sets for the purpose of being photographed. Liat meticulously lights her scenes, achieving a tonality that magnifies the three dimensional qualities of her constructions. The resulting images are representations of worlds wherein the viewer … Continue reading Inside the Artist’s Studio with Liat Elbling

Inside the Artist’s Studio with Laurent Millet

While Laurent Millet visited Chicago for his opening reception, he spoke to us about his work space in La Rochelle, France. The photographs in his solo show were selected from four series--Les Cabanes, La Chasse, Petites Machines Littorales, and Somnium--that utilize several historical processes: ambrotypes, platinum/palladium, and gelatin silver prints. Naturally, we felt compelled to ask … Continue reading Inside the Artist’s Studio with Laurent Millet

Inside the Artist Studio with Kate Breakey

While photographers engage with new technologies and new means of presentation, many artists working today still incorporate historical techniques in their work. Our current show Today is History brings together three artists who work with 19th / 20th c. processes to talk about present day concerns. Kate Breakey (B. 1957 Adelaide, South Australia) is best … Continue reading Inside the Artist Studio with Kate Breakey

Behind the Scenes with Jerry Spagnoli

Today is History features three contemporary artists who are working with 19th century photographic processes to talk about present day concerns. The show consists of tintypes by Dan Estabrook, orotones by Kate Breakey and daguerreotypes by Jerry Spagnoli. Over the next few weeks, we will share behind the scenes photos, videos and explanations about how … Continue reading Behind the Scenes with Jerry Spagnoli

Behind the Scenes and Inside the Artist Studio with Clarissa Bonet

We've received a lot of questions recently about where and how Clarissa Bonet makes the photographs included in her first solo show, City Space + Stray Light. She describes her process in her Artist Talk and in several interviews recently published (Lensculture, Chicago Magazine, Lenscratch, Aint Bad, Dodho). We decided to show you Clarissa's process … Continue reading Behind the Scenes and Inside the Artist Studio with Clarissa Bonet

James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions Answered by Guillaume Martial

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! This week we feature … Continue reading James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions Answered by Guillaume Martial