Reviews from 2017

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

In “Shady Grove Nursing Home,” her third solo show at Catherine Edelman Gallery, Ernst brings in issues of aging and shows how several of the G.E. Circus performers navigate retirement, fragility and fading memories. Read More

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

PBM+C is again returning to the center of downtown West Palm Beach, a city where a long history of championing fine art, illustration, crafts and photography expands each year. Visual artists and art enthusiasts have intertwined themselves with the island due to its supportive environment. Read More

Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Omar Imam, himself a Syrian refugee, has collected stories from other refugees and re-created their feelings in a series of portraits called Live, Love, Refugee, displayed by Catherine Edelman Gallery. Read More

New Art Examiner

New Art Examiner

In about 8 images, Imam manages to convey not just the personal pain of the Syrian conflict but also the resistance, and even the humor, of his family subjects in the face of chaotic absurdity. Read More

90 Days, 90 Voices

90 Days, 90 Voices

Photographer Omar Imam left his native Damascus in 2012 and is now based in the Netherlands. In an interview with 90 Days, 90 Voices, Imam spoke about what it means to be a Syrian refugee six years into a conflict that has scattered Syrians across the world. Read More

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Photographs and prints that tell stories are a standout at the Catherine Edelman Gallery's current show “Gallery Artists 2017,” featuring highlights from the River North gallery's past year of exhibits. “We are interested in narratives, whether real narratives or narrative just to tell a story,” gallery director Juli Lowe said of these works by photographers Julie Blackmon, Floriane de Lassee, Francesco Pergolesi and others that focus on human dramas, both real and imagined. Read More

Visual Art Source

Visual Art Source

In French photographer Laurent Millet’s first Chicago exhibition, “Somnium,” the artist cites his own childhood memories of building whimsical constructions from the sticks and rocks of the rural landscape in which he played. Read More

Lamono

Lamono

Writer Wayne Dyer once said that when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change. This reference is taken from a self-help book (I apologize in advance), to exemplify the art Read More

Deepa Mukundan Art-272 Blog

Deepa Mukundan Art-272 Blog

Upon entering The Catherine Edelman Gallery, viewers confront pastel shapes, clean geometric lines, and people sparsely populating each piece of Serge Najjar’s A Closer Look at the Ordinary. All of the photographs display the bare concrete foundations of Beirut, Lebanon in the modernist architectural boom of the late 2000’ Read More

Photograph

Photograph

The internet adores Serge Najjar, a working lawyer whose photographs of Beirut are widely shared on Instagram (@serjios). Chicago’s Catherine Edelman picked Najjar for his first solo exhibition in the United States; it is also the first time Edelman used Instagram to select a photographer to show, although her gallery’s program is already a leader in promoting photography’s digital turn. Read More

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post

Downtown West Palm Beach is a stone’s throw from the tropical island of Palm Beach on the east coast of Florida, close to where the mighty Gulf Stream current of the Atlantic Ocean flows, which helps generate perfect weather during the winter season and makes the area’s air quality arguably the best in the nation. Palm Beach County is one of most popular travel destinations on the Southeastern seaboard, with its pristine beaches, cultural attractions, outstanding restaurants, and distinguished museums and galleries all providing a lively supportive spirit to the vibrant local art scene, which continues to energize the downtown locale. Read More

WTTW

WTTW

In his first solo exhibition in the U.S., Beirut-born photographer Serge Najjar presents his series, “A Closer Look at the Ordinary.” Read More

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

"A Closer Look at the Ordinary," which opens Friday at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, is photographer Serge Najjar's first solo exhibition in the United States. Read More