by Victor M. Cassidy
The Chicago Project
In 2003, Catherine Edelman Gallery, which specializes in photography, created "The Chicago Project," an on-line gallery at www.edelmangallery.com
that presents roughly a dozen images by each of 23 Chicago photographers. Early in July, Sarah Gillmore of the Edelman Gallery selected 29 photographs by 12 of the Chicago photographers for "The Chicago Project," a gallery show that will be on view until Sept. 2, 2005. This is one dandy show.
Gabriella Cifuentes photographs the mildewed, darkening interiors of abandoned buildings in small towns. Quiet, contemplative, and with beautiful light and colors, these painterly photographs are free of sentimentality or nostalgia.