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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

J.J. Cromer / A Study of Passing Events @ Athenaeum

J.J. Cromer / A Study of Passing Events

September 16 through October 31
Opening Reception / Friday, September 17, 6:30 to 8:30 pm (free)

Artists' talk featuring J.J. Cromer and Grey Carter will open the reception.
J.J. Cromer appreciates contemporary art, but claims what he's doing is different.  "When I work on my drawings, I'm less interested in certainty. I sit in isolation, directing myself to ambiguity and exploration, skepticism and play." His process is intuitive and the results are meticulously detailed, brightly colored, repetitive forms linked by dynamic, rhythmic, two-dimensional patterns. His mixed media starts with pen, ink, and colored pencil, and sometimes involves collage, paint, and scratching. The results are breathtaking and fascinating and have earned him widespread recognition and acclaim. His work is in private and public collections including the American Visionary Art Museum, Intuit: The Center of Intuitive and Outsider Art, the Taubman Museum of Art, and the University of Virginia.

Athenaeum
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, Va 22314
703.548.0035
nvfaa.org

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