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Where the Possible and the Impossible Collide: Eleven Photographs by Gregory Crewdson

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"I think I always have been drawn to photography because I want to construct a perfect world. I want to try to create this moment that is separate from the chaos of my life, and to do that I think I create enormous disorder. And I like that craziness because I think that it creates almost a sort of neurotic energy on the set, and through that there is a moment of transportation. And in all my pictures what I am ultimately interested in is that moment of transcendence or transportation, where one is transported into another place, into a perfect, still world. Despite my compulsion to create this still world, it always meets up against the impossibility of doing so. So, I like the collision between this need for order and perfection and how it collides with a sense of the impossible. I like where possibility and impossibly meet. - Gregory Crewdson, from an interview on Egg (pbs.org)"


Gregory Crewdson

Three Impossibilities:



Untitled (1987-1)



Untitled (1987-2)



Untitled (1994)

Four Surrealisms:



Untitled (1997)



Untitled (1998)



Untitled (2001)



Untitled (2002)

And Four Otherworld-lies:



Untitled (2001)



Summer 2003 (2003)



Summer 2004-1 (2004)



Summer 2004-2 (2004)

Footnote: The words in the text in quotation marks and all the images are courtesy of Gregory Crewdson, Augustine Luhring Gallery, and artnet's Artist Work Catalogues. At its AWC, there is this: "artnet offers these catalogues free to the public as an educational resource. Simply click on an individual artist's image to begin, and check back often to browse new catalogues."

 

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All of these capture the eye and the mind.  I won... by sometimes blinded on Friday, Jul 10, 2009 at 12:36:06 PM
There's several really bleak and dark pictures of ... by GL Rowsey on Friday, Jul 10, 2009 at 4:26:09 PM