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Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines

Gregory Crewdson: <EM>The Basement</EM>, 2014Digital pigment printImage size: 37 1/2 × 50 inches (95.3 × 127 cm)Edition of 3 + 2 APs© Gregory Crewdson
Gregory Crewdson: The Basement, 2014
Digital pigment print
Image size: 37 1/2 × 50 inches (95.3 × 127 cm)
Edition of 3 + 2 APs
© Gregory Crewdson
Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines
NEW YORK  •  Gagosian Gallery  •  Ongoing

Cathedral of the Pines (2013–14) was made during three productions in and around the rural town of Becket, Massachusetts. In images that recall nineteenth-century American and European paintings, Crewdson photographed figures in the surrounding forests, including the actual trail from which the series takes its title. Interior scenes charged with ambiguous narratives probe tensions between art, life, connection and separation, intimacy and isolation.

The series comprises thirty-one digital pigment prints, each measuring 45 × 58 inches framed. In Woman at Sink, a woman pauses from her household upkeep, lost in thought. In Pickup Truck, Crewdson portrays a nude couple in the flatbed of a truck in a dense forest—the woman seated, the man turned away in repose.

For more than twenty years, Crewdson has used the streets and interiors of small-town America as settings for photographic incarnations of the uncanny. Working with a crew, he plans his images as meticulously as any movie director, from the nocturnal Twilight series (1998–2002); to the cerebral Beneath the Roses (2003–08); to Sanctuary (2009).

A fully-illustrated book with an essay by art historian Alexander Nemerov has been released by Aperture in conjunction with the exhibition.

Gregory Crewdson was born in 1962 in Brooklyn, New York, and lives and works in New York City and Massachusetts.

Gagosian Gallery Website

Contact: Gagosian Gallery
522 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (1) 212 741 17 17

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