January 27, 2016
In these pictures I was very conscious of attempting to say, in a literal way, almost nothing. I wanted almost exclusively the meanings to reside on light, and atmosphere, and color. I just want enough of a story to bring the viewer in and to create a sense of mystery; but certainly there’s no answers in these pictures, there’s just questions.
In his latest series of large-format color photographs Cathedral of the Pines, Crewdson takes the viewer to the forests of Becket, Massachusetts—the locale of his earliest childhood memories and his home since 2011. This video pinpoints Crewdson’s intimate psychological reconnection to shooting staged photographs. Juliane Hiam, his creative producer and model, expands upon the specificity of setting and subjects that inspired the thirty-one images in the series, which go on view at Gagosian Gallery West 21st Street, New York on January 28, 2016.
Video by Granny Cart Productions
"Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines" is on view at Gagosian Gallery West 21st Street, New York through March 5, 2016.