San Francisco

Chris Gentile

Gregory Lind Gallery

Chris Gentile’s work places him in dialogue with Amy Adler, James Casebere, Thomas Demand, and Erwin Wurm, who photograph handmade objects that rarely—if ever—leave the studio in 3-D form. Gentile also creates sculptures and installations exclusively for the camera, but while the aforementioned artists use the practice to explore cultural, psychological, or media-related issues, his images focus on processes of degradation and decay, which he presents in formal, and sometimes visceral, terms. The objects he depicts are abstract and self-consciously sculptural, yet flaunt their ephemeral nature in fixed C-print form.

Gathered under the title “Reincarnation Blues,” the New York–based artist’s nine photographs on view at the Gregory Lind Gallery were shot over the past five years and depict constructions made from cardboard, electrical tape, and condiments, materials that will fray, droop,

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