Painter Ford Crull will have a solo show at Cross Contemporary Art in Saugerties, NY opening Friday August 29 with a reception for the artist Saturday August 30 from 4-8pm . Mr. Crull, whose work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery and the Brooklyn Museum, exhibits his latest paintings, encaustics and mixed-media drawings throughout the month of September. Included in this show is Ford Crull's poignant encaustic series, White Rose, dedicated to the German student resistance movement against the Nazis during WWII. According to ArtNews critic Eleanor Heartney, Ford Crull's paintings are "powerful, deeply felt" and convey a "genuine sense of mystery and wonder". According to Mr. Crull “This mystery is where I find the real pleasure in painting. There is a beauty, simplicity and elegance in symbols, especially ones that are historically and culturally used over and over and often in different contexts with different meanings." Although based in New York City, Mr. Crull has long maintained a studio in Willow where many of the current artworks in the upcoming exhibit have been created. Gallery director Jen Dragon describes Mr. Crull's exhibit at Cross Contemporary Art as an "important exhibition of a modern symbolist. Although internationally known and NYC-based, Ford Crull has always maintained a studio in the Hudson Valley and derives much of his creative energy from the quietude of the Catskills forests, mountains and streams." Ford Crull's solo show will be on view starting Friday August 29th and continues through September 29, 2014.