Gregory Crewdson: Trail Log—The Making of the "Cathedral in the Pines"

W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

March 04, 2016 at 7:00pm
Gregory Crewdson 2010 Photo By Daniel Karp Lg

Photo by Daniel Karp LG

Gregory Crewdson will give an overview of his career as an artist, with a focus on his newest body of work Cathedral of the Pines. Crewdson's photographs are elaborately staged and shot with a heightened attention to detail. He works with a large crew, similar to that of a feature film, and uses cinematic lighting and effects to evoke a story in a single image. His process has evolved through each successive series, shifting both technically and aesthetically. Cathedral of the Pines is quieter, more intimate, and less theatrical than much of his previous work, and he considers the pictures in the series his most personal to date. He will discuss this artistic progression, as well as his influences, inspirations, and intentions as an artist and storyteller.

Gregory Crewdson was born in 1962 in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the Yale School of Art, where he is now Director of Graduate Studies in Photography. Crewdson’s career has spanned three decades. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is included in many public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Cathedral of the Pines is currently showing at the Gagosian Gallery in New York through March 5, 2016. A fully illustrated catalog of works has been published to coincide with the exhibition. Crewdson’s awards include the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and the Aaron Siskind Fellowship.