5 For FIVE Interview: David Gilbert

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“Often images of really wide shots or big installations I print really small, making the scenes like little jewel boxes for contemplation. Conversely, photographs of smaller sculptures or details I print as large as possible, so that in the final print, you can see even more than you could with your naked eye. Printing things at different scales for an exhibition is a way of making photography dynamic. Large prints reveal details you cannot see online. Combining both big and small pieces makes viewers have to be active physically when looking at artwork in an exhibition space: getting close to examine smaller works, and stepping back to take in giant ones.” – David Gilbert

This time around, Settlers + Nomads founder and editor Wendy Kveck, in collaboration with the Marjorie Barrick Museum, interviewed artist David Gilbert to get an in-depth view into this artist’s large-scale photographs as well as the inspiration behind them.

You can read this fourth installment of these artist interviews at the Settlers + Nomads website, as well as check out the previous interviews with the other artists of FIVE.

Also, don’t forget to stop by the museum and take a look at the exhibition itself, currently on display until Sept. 10th.

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