“It was deep in the forests of Becket, Massachusetts that I finally felt darkness lift, experienced a reconnection with my artistic process, and moved into a period of renewal and intense creative productivity.”
New York’s Gagosian Gallery presents new photographs of Gregory Crewdson. Cathedral of the Pines was shot in the rural areas of the town Becket, Massachusetts. The photographs take inspiration from 19th-century American and European paintings. Crewdson photographed the images in the middle of forests, reflective of a suburban, isolated lifestyle which then combines with the tense narratives of the figures portrayed. By situating the subjects in the nude, or in uncomfortable or unhappy situations, Crewdson achieves a surreal, twisted look.
There are currently 31 images displayed in the exhibition with each frame measuring 45 × 58 inches.