Gregory Crane: Watercolors and Works on Paper
Cross Contemporary Art 81 Partition St. Saugerties, New York 12477 on view thru August 21, 2016Saugerties, NY- Gregory Crane's solo show of watercolors and works on paper opens with an Artist's Reception on Saturday July 30th, 5-8pm at Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY.
"Gregory Crane: Watercolors and Works on Paper” is a survey of drawings, paintings and prints from Mr. Crane's long and distinguished career as an artist and educator. Constructions, either man-made or natural, are this artist's obsession. Out-buildings, garden walls, distant houses, growing plants, trees and undergrowth become articulate meditations on growth and form. Gregory Crane is a master of classical visual arts techniques: india ink, conte crayon, charcoal, watercolor and traditional printing on paper. With these age-old materials, Crane clarifies the gradual process of art-making that study the unity of natural space. This exhibit of small watercolors and works on paper is being shown for the first time as they served as the artist's private studies for finished oil paintings. Ranging from older sketches to newer works on paper, Gregory Crane dissects his process not just from within his creative vision but throughout the decades-long practice of realizing that vision. According to Crane: "drawing is the heart and soul, the anatomy of what might become a painting".
Gregory Crane's solo show "Watercolors and Works on Paper”opens July 30th and continues through August 21st, 2016.About Gregory Crane: Gregory Crane's work can be found in many important museum and public collections including the M. I. T. List Visual Art Center, Museum of the City of New York and the Orlando Museum as well as numerous international and national corporate and private collections. Mr. Crane teaches at the School of Visual Arts and lives and works in New York City and Redhook,NY. More information about Gregory Crane can be found at: Artist's website: http://bit.ly/gregorycraneart Essays about the Artist: Gregory Crane: The Four Seasons by April Gornick: http://bit.ly/ccagcag Gregory Crane interviewed by Simon Lane for Bomb Magazine: http://bit.ly/ccagcsl