Most art making is a solitary process, void of outside voices, as a
blank piece of paper or canvas is transformed into a work of art. But there has
always been a rich history of art collectives: a group of artists who
collaborate to create work. In the spirit of these collectives, Catherine
Edelman Gallery presents “Photography & _____,” an exhibition that brings
together photographers and other creatives to create one-of-a-kind pieces. CEG
invited artists familiar to the gallery, including painters, writers and
photographers, and asked each participant to reach out to a fellow artist to
create a collaborative piece. There were no limitations placed on the work,
except that photography must be incorporated into each piece.
The concept for “Photography & _____” started late last year, before anyone had heard of Covid-19. It now seems prophetic that after being closed for ten weeks, our first exhibition post stay-at-home is about collaboration. With everyone isolated at home, most of the participating artists relied on Zoom, Skype, and phone calls to create works of art. We are thrilled with the results and thank the 30+ artists who are part of the exhibition.