Gregory Brun

Photography

It all depends on how we look at things,

and not how they are in themselves.

-C. G. Jung

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My photography is an attempt to discern unconscious material irrupting in the visual world. Inspired by old stories and myths, I’m looking for hidden-in-plain-sight characters and patterns. In analytical terms, inviting images in the camera chamber is for me a work of active imagination. Once there, the delineation between object and subject blurs: are images collected, mediated or psychologically projected by the photographer? The encounter with the Other, the Unexpected, becomes a focal point and an invitation to enter uncharted territories.

Fall 2019 Exhibition

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 Jean Gebser Society Symposium, October 10-13, Asilomar Conference Center, California

Inspired by the wine concept of Terroir, and my experience moving from Europe to the New World, I am presenting a series of images related to the sense of place. This exhibition explores the emotional and atemporal dimension stemming from a location, the (re)connection with nature and with others. 

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Spring 2019 Exhibition

Katabasis

A Journey into the Underworld, McGowan House, Monterey , California

From the Ancient Greek: κατάβασις, κατά “down” and βαίνω “go”. The Katabasis is an archetypal descent of the hero into the underworld. Also, a trip from the interior of a country down to the coast (for example, following a river). The word also applies to the sinking of the sun.

These photographs are on display as part of a collaborative celebrating the McGowan House in Monterey. Described as “a beacon on a hill” overlooking the Pacific ocean, this place is a spiritual center for groups of diverse sensibilities.

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Gustave Dore, The Gate of Hell, illustration for Dante’s Divine Comedy