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"Photographs by Gregory Crewdson"
2001-02-10 until 2001-05-27
SITE Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM,
USA United States of America
For SITE Santa Fe, Gregory Crewdson will show 20
photographs, including 6 photographs from his earlier black
and white series Hover, 1996-97, and 14 large-scale color
photographs from the series Twilight, 1998-2000.
Gregory Crewdson creates photographs that capture a
moment in time; ambiguous moments that draw the viewer
in through photographic beauty, through repulsion, through a
kind of tension. Working in the suburban setting of Lee,
Massachusetts, Crewdson takes a week to arrange a typical
photographic set. In one photo, a teenager stands in a
driveway, clutching a six-pack of beer, while transfixed in an
otherworldly shaft of light; in another, a woman kneels
dream-like in her living room, surrounded by a prolific garden
of colorful flowers - which have seemingly grown overnight.
About his work, Crewdson says, I want to take what on the
surface can appear to be ordinary or routine activity... and
make it obsessive or irrational or inappropriate.
Gregory Crewdson was born in 1962 in Brooklyn, New York.
He received a BA from SUNY Purchase, New York and a MFA
from the Yale School of Art, Yale University, New Haven,
Connecticut. Since 1993, he has taught at Yale University,
New Haven, Connecticut. He has had many one person
exhibitions including; Centro de Fotografía de la Universidad
de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain; Espacio Uno, Museo
Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Marc
Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, California; and Gallery Charlotte
Lund, Stockholm, Sweden. His participation in group
exhibitions have included: Where: Allegories of Site in
Contemporary Art, The Whitney Museum, New York, New
York; Telling Tales, The Art Gallery of New South Wales,
Sydney, Australia; 1997 Kwangju Biennale, Korea; and
Digital Gardens, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada.
Gelatin silver print
20 x 24 inches
Courtesy of the artist and
Luhring Augustine, New York