Monday, March 21, 2011

Casa Negra opens Thursday March 24, 6-9pm

The Crossley Gallery is pleased to announce a Casa Negra, an exhibition of large-scale paintings and sculpture by artists Rocky Carr, Kyle Petreycik, and Christofer Degrér. Due to limit space and time in the gallery, the exhibition will only be open for one night.  

Rocky Carr
“My work consists of oil paintings and prints that investigate the dichotomy between architectural spaces and the sensation of crisis within them.”

Christofer Degrér               
“I use sculpture as a means to discuss varying degrees of separation in semiotic conventions. With doing so, I intend to make the viewer to return to a state of possibility.”

Kyle Petreycik
“I work using a canon of common objects and imagery using elements of photography and sculpture. The objective is to create a false sense of complacency, but also to raise suspicion in the audience.”
 Christofer Degrér 
“The Guest: Facial”

 Christofer Degrér   
“Sticker Scar: The Witch Hunt”

Rocky Carr “Neighborhood Watch: Jouissance and the Father” 2011; 
Monotype Print ;
43” x 56”


 Rocky Carr
“Exploration of the Gaze (House is not a Home): Amy Dorian” 2011; 
Oil on Canvas ;
60” x 54”

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Show opening Friday March 18th, "How I Am" by Shane Murphy

The next opening is this Friday on the campus of Ringling College. Shane Murphy will be performing and displaying site specific installations on campus.

Shane says:

My work is a window not only into myself, but also a mirror for the viewer. I sacrifice myself as a surrogate.  I can't change the world. I can't change people. I can't even change one person. What I can do is to nurture within people a to desire to change, and if enough people were to choose to change themselves, it will change the world. I investigate what it means to exist, to live. I pry into the way we react to the human condition. By searching myself and pulling back the curtain on my mind, I alleviate the fear others have of doing the same within themselves.

The Show runs through March 25th

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ideally Ephemeral, opens Friday March 4th

Featuring the work of Therese McPherson and Jeremy Fisher

Ideally Emphemeral is a showing of multimedia experiences by senior fine artists Jeremy Fisher and Therese McPherson.
Jeremy Fisher
On display will be my stop motion short "CROSS." A personal narrative performed by woodland creatures dealing with the nature of existence and the fear of death.  My thesis consists of over 1,000 still frames, detailed miniature sets and puppets.    Characters in my animation explore questions concerning mortality much like my own investigation into my understanding of death.
Therese McPherson
“Make(Someone) Fond Of and Good At Home Life and The Tasks It Involves” is a looped video that shows repetitive mundane activities which develop and transform as the video unravels. I am telling a story with a language that I have been developing during my senior year at RCAD; I am attempting to examine the notion of Gender roles in a domesticated setting. I have created video loops that are intertwined and slowly reveal both my frustration and acceptance of gender roles in the home.