CYPRIEN GAILLARD: THE CRYSTAL WORLD

(Co-Curator)

The first New York solo exhibition of French artist Cyprien Gaillard, The Crystal World displays a variety of artistic mediums ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, film, and video. Pictorial beauty and lush atmospheres are punctuated by sudden violence, destruction, and idiosyncrasy culled from popular culture, pointing to the precarious nature of public space, social ritual, and the organization of civilizations.

Combining minimal composition, a romantic visual sensibility, and a youthful, anarchic spirit, Gaillard's work displays a personal vision or reading of landscapes and cities, whether he trains his gaze upon land art sites, crumbling 1960s urban high-rises, Mayan ruins, culturally entrenched logos, explosive building demolition procedures, or public monuments.