Born in 1962 in Brooklyn, Gregory Crewdson lives and works in New York. A leading figure in American photography, he stages his photographs like films, using actors, sets, props people, storyboards and make-up artists. In this way, he addresses the dark side of the American dream as well as his own psychological issues. He believes that only photography always remains silent. There is no before and no after. The events it captures do not unveil their mystery.
Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines - solo show
Camerimage Film Festival and the Centre of Contemporary Art ‘Znaki Czasu’ in Toruń are pleased to present new photographs by Gregory Crewdson, in collaboration with Gagosian New York.
The work of the American photographer Gregory Crewdson has gained great acclaim from both critics and art collectors worldwide. His photographs are an embodiment of sophistication: meticulously composed and executed with great attention to detail, they easily engrave themselves in the viewer’s memory. Some of Crewdson’s earlier series had been planned months in advance and created with the help of a team of up to 40 people, which naturally evokes associations with a movie set. During his 20 years of activity as a photographer, his unmistakable style has won him global recognition. His latest project, Cathedral of the Pines, however, is his most intimate endeavour yet.
Before coming to the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń, Cathedral of the Pines was both exhibited at Gagosian in New York, where it was received with great acclaim. Toruń will be the second of two European cities to hold the exhibition, the other being London.
On Sunday, November 12, the Centre of Contemporary Art will hold a meeting with the artist.
CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TORUN, POLAND
From 12/11/2017 to 07/02/2018
The FRAC Auvergne devotes an exhibition to the American photographer Gregory Crewdson, 20 May – 17 September 2017.
It is the first exhibition of this major artist, internationally acclaimed, in a French institution. It is accompanied by the publication of the book 'The Becket Pictures'.
This exhibition will gather the Fireflies (1996) and Cathedral of the Pines (2013-2014) series, both made in the town of Becket, Massachusetts, where the artist spent a part of his childhood.
It will also show a collection of works from the series Beneath the Roses (2003-2008).