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David Gilbert

David Gilbert is a discerning scavenger of poignant and beautiful things. He composes ephemeral vignettes from simple materials such as fabric, yarn, and cardboard and then photographs them. The resulting photographs capture moments of true spontaneity and accident paired with a studied airiness and grace. The images, evocatively lit, become a theatrical record of the transitory scenes Gilbert constructs in his studio.

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Catalog for Purchase

David Gilbert Heaven and Earth, 2023

David Gilbert Heaven and Earth (2023), a catalog produced on the occasion of the artist’s solo show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery is available for purchase! The catalogue consists of 24 pages in full color.

Outside Exhibition

David Gilbert in Group Show at Marianne Boesky Gallery

David Gilbert is participating in Purple Prose: Queer II literalism & A Flowering Cacophony, a group show celebrating queer artistry at Marianne Boesky Gallery. The exhibition is on view June 7 through July 28, 2023.


'In the Way of Stars' by Wayne Koestenbaum

From the February 2019 print edition of Artforum Magazine, Koestenbaum writes about David Gilbert’s practice and his show “House & Garden” at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery.


David Gilbert, Gone Girl, 2018

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has acquired Gone Girl, 2018 for its permanent collection through the LENS Photography Council.


Goings on About Town: David Gilbert, Angels

“Angels,” David Gilbert’s solo show at the gallery was reviewed in The New Yorker magazine.


David Gilbert’s ‘The Secret Garden,’ Photography as Dreamscape

David Gilbert reviewed in the New York Times


David Gilbert, Coming of Age

Emily Hall review’s David Gilbert’s 2013 solo show.


Photographer David Gilbert’s Tableaux Give Studio Detritus an Air of Drama and Glamour

Matt Sussman reviewed David Gilbert’s 2019 solo show Painted Ladies.


Goings on About Town: David Gilbert

David Gilbert’s solo show at the gallery was reviewed in The New Yorker magazine.