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AK Contemporary: Gregory Crewdson

Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:30 pm

Gregory Crewdson’s Untitled (Ophelia) from the “Twilight” series, as featured in Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, a film by Ben Shapiro. A Zeitgeist Films release. Photo © Gregory Crewdson

FREE for Members
$5 for non-members

7:30 pm
Lecture: “Gregory Crewdson: Constructed Realities”
With Assistant Curator of Education Jessica DiPalma 

8 pm
Film: Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, 2012
Acclaimed photographer and artist Gregory Crewdson doesn’t just “take” his images, he creates them, through weeks and months of elaborate invention, design, and setup. The creation of these movie-like images is both intensely personal and highly public, beginning in Crewdson’s deepest desires and childhood memories, and brought to life in public streets and on elaborate soundstages. 

Filmed with unprecedented access over a decade, beginning in 2000, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters provides an unparalleled view of the creation of the works in the artist’s “Beneath the Roses” series. The film provides an intimate look at one of the most elaborate photo projects ever attempted: a series of haunting, surreal, and stunningly elaborate portraits of small-town American life—perfect renderings of a disturbing, imperfect world by one of the most renowned and influential artists of our time.

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The AK Contemporary series at the Albright-Knox focuses on contemporary artists. Each program begins with a lecture in which Assistant Curator of Education Jessica DiPalma provides an in-depth look at the artist’s life and work and concludes with the screening of a documentary film in which the artist is featured. This series marks the first time many of these films have been screened in Western New York. View All Upcoming Programs

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