Reviews from 2017

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

PDN

PDN

In Serge Najjar’s playful images, architecture is punctuated with the human form to make precise, poetic abstractions. Shot mostly in Beirut, where Najjar lives, the images are on view in his first solo show in the U.S. 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