For Culture Place, 12.26 is thrilled to present new works by Los Angeles-based photographer, David Gilbert. Using found furniture, flowers cut from paper, and old floral bedsheets, David Gilbert composes transitory tableaux in a little house that functions as an artist’s studio. Gilbert depicts and examines the grandeur of landscape, yet works in a small domestic space. This juxtaposition imbues the work with a bewildering sense of scale: the photographs are personal and intimate, yet they yearn for an infinite view of mountains, the sky and the sea. The resulting artificial landscapes are infused with romance and desire with subtle hints at Gilbert's own personal history with the use of well-placed imagery: butterflies, ballerinas, clouds, lilies.
David Gilbert received a BFA from New York University in 2004 and an MFA from the University of California Riverside in 2011. He has exhibited nationally and internationally for over a decade. His work has recently been written about in Art in America, Artforum and The New York Times.
12.26 is currently hosting a larger exhibition of Gilbert’s work entitled “The Great Outdoors".
Sky Light, 2020
Sky Fall, 2020
Sky Spill, 2020
Inside Out, 2020
Floral Spray, 2020
Pink Thing, 2020