Gilbert Garcin’s photographs engage us as philosophical archaeology, as surrealist theater, and as contemporary allegory.
The artist himself, often portrayed in a dark overcoat, serves as an every-person character, his works honed upon humanity’s current, perhaps timeless, crisis of conscience: the unbearable frictions of our relationships to ourselves and one another in an overwhelmingly complex and interconnected world.
Garcin’s dream-like constructions produce seamless manipulation of light, depth and proportion. Each carefully arranged scene is unconcerned with digital distractions and uncluttered with extraneous objects – created from handmade sets and cut-out figures.
Garcin’s ingenious photographs remind us that even amidst monumental darkness, we can continue to find unexplainable sources of light.
Existence is Elsewhere
March 7 – August 29
Lisa Sette Gallery
210 East Catalina Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85012, United States