What Was I Thinking was a fantastic turn out at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in the River North last night celebrating the 25th anniversary. The exhibit featured over 100 images from 75 different photographers such as Nan Goldin, Keith Carter, Annie Leibovitz, O. Winston Link, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, and even two of my Columbia professors Terry Evans and Elizabet Ernst.
Seeing all different types of photography put into one show was quite the experience and sparked my creative bones. This particular gallery is one of my favorites, not just because it is photography but because of the atmosphere and passion for art you feel from the owner and staff. This gallery continues to be successful and I think it will keep developing more brilliant shows in the future.
Located at 300 West Superior Street Chicago, IL 60654
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm
The Museum of Contemporary Photography is currently exhibiting the works from its extensive collection thanks to artist Jan Tichy, who organized and compiled the various works based on the characteristics and highlights of the collection. The museum commissioned the artist in an effort to map out its collection and create an accessible narrative in which to view the photographs in the exhibition. The exhibition includes digital, video and physical works that embody and define the Museum's catalogue of incredible works and also reflects an incredible history documented by the photographers.
According to the Museum of Contemporary Photography's website, "the exhibition1979:1–2012:21invites us to make unexpected connections, to consider individual photographs as well as the nature of the collection as archive in both its physical and digital forms—and to experience the wonder of the art object." (source)
This exhibit allows the viewer to examine the Museum of Contemporary Photography's collection while contemplating ideas about photography itself as an art form and expression; revisiting the wonder and scope of the photographic art form.