Stephen L. Crohn Gallery Exhibit:
September 14 2019 – October 31 2019
ARTIST RECEPTION:Saturday, September 14 at 3pm
I was born in Huntington, West Virginia. At the age of five I moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I studied painting at the College of Charleston where I earned a BA in Studio Art. In 2010, I moved to New York to continue my study of painting. My work has been exhibited in Germany, Canada, New York, and throughout the United States, from the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, to the Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, Florida. I live and paint in Hell’s Kitchen NYC and in Saugerties, NY with my husband.
I mostly buy vintage photographs online as references for my paintings. The other images are those I glean from the internet. I like that the images are not personal to me and I can create the memories I want. I use other people’s sold and bought histories and memories. I like to explore the idea of reality, and particularly in today’s world, what is false and what is true. How much does our memory contribute to identity, as well as a home we can come back to? The idea that these photographs of other people’s lives, their milestones and achievements, are up for sale to begin with is another layer of distortion embedded into work. Somehow the images belong to no one yet are familiar to everyone.
In this photo, Saugerties artist Brian Lynch is seen installing a mural [5 x 21 feet] made specifically for our ground floor hallway between the Children’s Section and the Saugerties Public Library Art Gallery. It was created in connection with his show: Images from Everyday Life. The mural is collaged from various Lynch works. You can see many scenes and people depicted in Lynch’s unique style—a style that generates empathy for the human condition. This unique work is the first site-specific work done for the Library.
Click here for more information and artwork.
© Steve Crohn
|July – August 2019||Prudence See|
|September – October 2019||Tracy Kerdman|
|November – December 2019||Jill Finger|
|January – February 2020||Saugerties High School Photography Class|
|March – April 2020||TBD|
|May – June 2020||Timothy Petteys|
|July – August 2020||Kristy Bishop|
|September – October 2020||Mandolyn Wilson Rosen|