Gilbert Garcin: Existence is Elsewhere

Gilbert Garcin: Existence is Elsewhere


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.

Gilbert Garcin
Existence is Elsewhere
March 7 – August 29

Lisa Sette Gallery
210 East Catalina Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85012, United States
lisasettegallery.com

Gilbert Garcin – 309 – Le Yin et le Yang (ou les Malevitch choisissent un tapis)(Yin and Yang (or Malevitch’s choose a carpet)) 2006, gelatin silver print, 12

Gilbert Garcin – 309 – Le Yin et le Yang (ou les Malevitch choisissent un tapis)(Yin and Yang (or Malevitch’s choose a carpet)) 2006, gelatin silver print, 12

Gilbert Garcin – 316 – La vie est belle (Life is beautiful)

Gilbert Garcin – 316 – La vie est belle (Life is beautiful)

Gilbert Garcin – 348 – Rien n’est parfait (Nothing is perfect)

Gilbert Garcin – 348 – Rien n’est parfait (Nothing is perfect)

Gilbert Garcin – 374 – Maitre du monde (The master of the world)

Gilbert Garcin – 374 – Maitre du monde (The master of the world)


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