What is Home?

Opening: Friday, Sep 11, 2020 12 – 7 pm
Friday, Sep 11 – Oct 31, 2020

1637 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Catherine Edelman Gallery is excited to open the Fall season with What is Home? featuring work by Keliy Anderson-Staley, Omar Imam and Rubén Martín de Lucas. 

The Webster dictionary defines home as “one's place of residence; the social unit formed by a family living together; a familiar or usual setting.” If you ask most people how they define home, it is either where they currently live, or where they grew up. But for many people today, home is not always tangible, due to displacement, border restrictions, or lack of safety. What is Home? brings together three photographers whose work invites us into different physical spaces that challenge the definition of home.

The show opens September 11 and runs through October 31, 2020. To avoid crowds, the opening reception will be from noon – 7:00 pm on Friday, September 11. Click here to register for a private tour of the exhibition led by Director Juli Lowe on Saturday, September 12, 10:00-11:00am. Tours are free, but are limited to ten people. Masks are required."

Digital files from What is Home? are available upon request.


Keliy Anderson-Staley, Shelter in Place, Install Shot 2, 2018From the series8 x 6 x 8' wooden 8 x 6' frame house with a blackened aluminum sheathing covered in 560 tintypesUnique


Rubén Martín de Lucas, Minimal Republic 7, 2016From the series24 x 30", 37½ x 47¼" pigment printEditions of 5, 3


Top Image: Omar Imam, Untitled, 2017 [being a drug dealer], From the Syrialism series, 12 x 17½", 18 x 26½" pigment print, Edition of 10, 6