Rainbow Bust, 2017, color photograph. Courtesy the Artist & Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery
David Gilbert, a 2004 Alumnus of the Tisch Department of Photography & Imaging, was recently featured in BOMB Magazine. His work is included in a current Los Angeles group exhibition entitled Hurts to Laugh (through August 18). In Spring 2018, he will mount a solo exhibition at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery.
In BOMB Magazine, curator Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer likened Gilbert's sculptural photographs to portraiture:
Gilbert's photographs gathered here represent his portrait mode: a set of singular if fleeting figures, both ridiculous and touching, poignant and exposed and devastated and silly, posing and vogueing for the camera in a rather formal, even proud sort of succession.
A recent Artforum review of Hurts to Laugh took notice of Gilbert's work, emphasizing the deadpan quality of his images.