The gallery is pleased to present “Exhibitionism,” our first solo exhibition of work by American photographer Cynthia Greig. In this exhibition, Greig surveys contemporary art galleries from across the globe, placing the exhibition space itself on display. Deconstructing the white cube down to its most essential elements, her elegantly minimal photographs present an unexpected shift in perspective, rendering its interior spaces as vast landscapes or archaeological sites—uncharted territories with their own particular histories. Greig’s photographs also scrutinize the minute and overlooked details, revealing the interstitial evidence of each building’s trajectory, and the continuous flux of time brought to bear on an impossibly pristine Modernist ideal. Reflecting on the delicate balance between the permanent and ephemeral, Greig visits the themes of vanitas, manifest destiny, and the economic theory of “too big to fail” from within the microcosmic framework of this mythic space.
Image Credit: Matthew Marks (Brice Marden: New Paintings), 2012
© Cynthia Greig, Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery