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Greg Crewdson’s film “Brief Encounters” at Pittsfield’s Berkshire Museum Sept 17 [Berkshire on Stage]

Monday, September 16th, 2013

It’s a fascinating documentary that can be seen again and again. so it is good news that the Berkshire Camera Club is bringing back Brief Encounters to the Little Cinema at the Berkshire Museum for another showing on Tuesday, September 17, 7pm. ($7.50, $5 Museum members) You can read our review [here] of the dvd version which was released a couple of months ago. For Greg Crewdson, the Berkshires are his canvas. He has turned the nocturnal silence of the rural Berkshires into eerie stills of a motion picture. I first became aware of his work when the oversized works were on display at Mass MoCA in North Adams. They were the sort of images you could spend a lot of time with, imagining what had gone before the moment in time they represented.

To many, Crewdson is as an important chronicler of the Berkshires as was Norman Rockwell. Rockwell’s brush perfectly captured the last century, while Crewdson’s lens is the perfect medium in which to capture the fleeting images of the current one.

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Award Winning Greg Crewdson and Film “Brief Encounters” at Pittsfield’s Beacon Feb. 9 [Berkshire on Stage]

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

By Larry Murray

For Greg Crewdson, the Berkshires are his canvas. He has turned the nocturnal silence of the rural Berkshires into eerie stills of a motion picture. I first became aware of his work when the oversized works were on display at Mass MoCA in North Adams. They were the sort of images you could spend a lot of time with, imagining what had gone before the moment in time they represented.

To many, Crewdson is as an important chronicler of the Berkshires as was Norman Rockwell. Rockwell’s brush perfectly captured the last century, while Crewdson’s lens is the perfect medium in which to capture the fleeting images of the current one.

His scenes – each an artistic composition – have been shot in North Adams, Adams, Cheshire and Pittsfield, and they all suggest some sort of intricate story with characters, moods and clues usually only found in motion pictures. His process is meticulous in the extreme. And his unusual way of working has been captured in a very popular documentary film that seems impossible to see. It has always been sold out. But here’s another chance, an encore from the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF).

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ArtBeat: Gregory Crewdson @ The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge 3/27/10

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Gregory Crewdson: Untitled (Dylan on the Floor)

Gregory Crewdson: Untitled (Dylan on the Floor) ©Gregory Crewdson. All rights reserved.

Photographer Gregory Crewdson, renowned for his large-scale, surreal photographs of ordinary people and places, will discuss current trends in photography as well as his own inspired work at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge on Saturday, March 27 at 5:30pm. Advanced reservations are recommended. Call 413.298.4100, ext. 221, or e-mail: reservations@nrm.org.

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