More than 19 years ago, Catherine Edelman Gallery moved out of its second floor gallery to the lower level of 300 W. Superior Street, doubling its footprint. In 2005 it expanded again, adding an additional 1200 sq. feet of exhibition space. Now in its 26th year, CEG is running out of storage space. To help alleviate this problem, we’ve decided to mount Framed & Ready, a rotation of gallery artists whose photographic works are all custom framed and ready to be brought home.
Until recently, photographers were working in standard sizes, most notably 11 x 14”, 16 x 20” and 20 x 24”, and sold their works unframed, letting collectors decide the final presentation. The rise of new printing technologies has resulted is an explosion of sizes that demand custom framing, which, unless sold at an exhibition, are bound for storage. Like many galleries, CEG is running out of storage space. In an effort to tackle this problem, all pieces inFramed & Ready will be sold with framing included. It is our hope that if a work sells, another will take its place, creating an evolving summer exhibition.