Photograph Magazine Reviews Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio

Image: Joel-Peter Witkin, Harvest, 1984.

Robyn Day reviews Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio for Photograph Magazine! She writes, Witkin, of course, is well known for elaborately staged tableaux featuring dismembered body parts and societal outcasts that reference grand scenes from the art-historical canon. They’ve been described over the years as macabre, perverse, and gruesome. The exhibition at Catherine Edelman Gallery … Continue reading Photograph Magazine Reviews Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio

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Third Coast Review Discusses “Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio”

Image: A screenshot of the first section of the article "Finding the Beautiful in the Dark: Joel-Peter Witkin's 'From the Studio' at Catherine Edelman Gallery" published by Third Coast Review.

Chicago-based writer and poet Carrie McGath reviews our current exhibition Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio, published by Third Coast Review. She describes the exhibition: The work of Joel-Peter Witkin stirs up an array of emotions and aptly tantalizes the eye and mind. From a sense of staggering beauty in their black and white soft-starkness (almost … Continue reading Third Coast Review Discusses “Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio”

Sixty Inches From Center Discusses Recent CEG Panel ‘Otherness & Beauty’

Image: Las Meninas, New Mexico, 1987 by Joel-Peter Witkin

Local Chicago publication Sixty Inches From Center recently published an article on our panel discussion "Otherness & Beauty: Discussing Themes Within the Work of Joel-Peter Witkin." The discussion, which took place at the gallery on June 1, explored Witkin's photographs of people considered “other”, including those born with physical abnormalities, and those that are intersex … Continue reading Sixty Inches From Center Discusses Recent CEG Panel ‘Otherness & Beauty’

Newcity Reviews “Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio”

Image: Journals, cameras, and other ephemera from Joel-Peter Witkin lay on a display table as part of the exhibion Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio, 2019..

Newcity reviews our current exhibition, Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio! Author Mark B. Pohlad writes: The photos and documentary make it clear that Witkin is a manic stage manager constantly in search of new subjects, props and backdrops. But he emerges as an artist above all. Seeing the images in person reveals all manner of … Continue reading Newcity Reviews “Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio”

Panel Discussion June 1 – Otherness & Beauty: Discussing Themes Within the Work of Joel-Peter Witkin

Image: A view of the inside of Catherine Edelman Gallery showcasing the work of Joel-Peter Witkin. On the wall hangs several black and white photographs.

RSVP HERE When: June 1, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Where: 1637 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 Panel: Riva Lehrer (painter, disability activist and writer), Mark B. Pohlad, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture, DePaul University) and Deb DelSignore (art therapist)   Catherine Edelman Gallery is hosting a panel discussion … Continue reading Panel Discussion June 1 – Otherness & Beauty: Discussing Themes Within the Work of Joel-Peter Witkin