Happy Holidays from CEG!

CEG wishes you a magical holiday weekend.

Lost Mitten, 2010 © Julie Blackmon
Lost Mitten, 2010 © Julie Blackmon

We will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, December 29.

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Give the Gift of Photography.

From smaller pieces to larger works, let your friends and family unwrap something unforgettable this year. Let CEG help you explore photography gift ideas!

Clarissa Bonet

SL.2014.1030 Chicago, 2014
SL.2014.1030 Chicago, 2014

Kate Breakey

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Six Pears, 2014- 2015
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Blue Morpho Butterfly, 2014 – 2015

Francesco Pergolesi

Tatò, Spoleto, 2015
Tatò, Spoleto, 2015

Holly Roberts

Small Elephant, 2014
Small Elephant, 2014

Browse more holiday gift ideas on our website, or stop by CEG to see all the new works we have to offer!

Thank You Veterans!

Today is Veterans Day, so let’s take a moment
to honor all the brave men and women for their service.

Happy Veterans Day!

Thomas Vernon / Inconvenient Stories , 2004 © Jeffrey Wolin
Thomas Vernon / Inconvenient Stories , 2004 © Jeffrey Wolin
James Claude Arnold / Inconvenient Stories, 2004 © Jeffrey Wolin
James Claude Arnold / Inconvenient Stories, 2004 © Jeffrey Wolin
Bui Van Khanh & Duong Van Doai / Veterans Vietnam People’s Army , 2008 © Jeffrey Wolin
Bui Van Khanh & Duong Van Doai / Veterans Vietnam People’s Army , 2008 © Jeffrey Wolin

To see more work from Jeffrey Wolin’s Vietnam Veteran series
please visit our website.

 

Got a Halloween Costume?

4. A Ladybug

Polka-Dot Wings, 2008 © Keith Carter
Polka-Dot Wings, 2008 © Keith Carter

 

5. John Malkovich as Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol / Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014 © Sandro Miller
Andy Warhol / Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014 © Sandro Miller

Take a look (if you dare) at our website for more costume inspiration!

In 1492 Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue.

In thinking about Christopher Columbus’s expedition to the New World it brought to mind the work of Floriane de Lassée. Columbus and his men embarked on their lengthy journey with minimal supplies, only carrying necessary provisions for survival and items for trade. Similarly, in Floriane’s series How Much Can You Carry? she travels the globe documenting the long lines of walkers carrying objects of necessity and survival.

Aftam, Ethiopie, 2012 & Shagitu, Ethiopia, 2012 © Floriane de Lassée
Aftam, Ethiopie, 2012 & Shagitu, Ethiopia, 2012 © Floriane de Lassée

Columbus’s favorite ship, the Niña, completed three voyages to the New World, and logged over 25,000 miles under his command. The Niña carried only essential items such as dried food, live animals, water, armaments, and roughly 25 men.

The Pinta, was a caravel like the Niña, a smaller ship carrying only goods for survival and approximately 20 men. She disappeared from history after the first voyage.

Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, was his least favorite ship because of it’s enormous size and weight. This ship was equipped with 52 men, cannons and carried minimal food and water in order to make her cargo lighter.

Alain, Corsica, 2015 © Floriane de Lassée
Alain, Corsica, 2015 © Floriane de Lassée

Floriane de Lassée’s series How Much Can You Carry? spans over 4 continents, covering around 15 regions within 7 countries (Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nepal, India, Japan, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil), and more to come. Through these photographs Floriane asks the viewer to contemplate their own reality, and consider what they would carry to symbolize their lives.

CEG wishes everyone a happy Columbus Day!

Columbus facts were taken from www.christopher-columbus.eu.

 

Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day celebrations date back to the 18th century. In June of 1776, representatives from the 13 colonies declared independence from Great Britain. Shortly after, on July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. Two days later the delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence. From 1776 until today, July 4th has been celebrated with a variety of festivities. How will you celebrate independence?

With stars…

Stars, 1995 © Keith Carter
Stars, 1995 © Keith Carter

stripes…

Waiting for the Show, 2004 © Elizabeth Ernst
Waiting for the Show, 2004 © Elizabeth Ernst

slow jams and dance moves…

East 100th Street, New York, 1966-1968 © Bruce Davidson
East 100th Street, New York, 1966-1968 © Bruce Davidson

or, with flaming hot dogs…

Fire, 2012 © Julie Blackmon

Fire, 2012 © Julie Blackmon

However you choose to spend the holiday weekend, CEG wishes you a safe and happy 4th of July. Cheers to America’s 239th birthday!

Make sure to join us next week, Friday, July 10th from 5 – 8pm for the opening reception of The Chicago Project VI: Selections from our Online Gallery and Found Unfound, new works by Keliy Anderson-Staley.