"Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters" | Catherine Edelman Gallery | Galleries, Fall Arts | Chicago Reader

"Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters" Recommended Member Picks Agenda Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Nov. 7-Jan. 31 2015

The story behind Sandro Miller's new photo exhibit, "Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich," which opens this weekend at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, begins 17 years ago when Miller first met John Malkovich at the Steppenwolf Theatre, where Malkovich, a founding member of the company, was appearing in The Libertine and Miller was taking promotional photos. The two hit it off. In time, Malkovich would consider Miller his favorite photographer, and Miller would consider the actor his favorite subject. Malkovich proved just as expressive in front of Miller's camera as he was onstage or onscreen. "I can push interesting buttons with John, and he will go there," Miller says. "I don't have that kind of connection with anyone else." So when Miller, who is self-taught, decided to pay homage to some of his favorite photographers by re-creating their most iconic shots, there was no question who he would use as his subject. He flew to the south of France, where Malkovich lives, to pitch the idea; he was afraid some nuances would get lost over e-mail. He needn't have worried: the actor loved it. Continue reading >>

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