FOCUS: Rosson Crow

April 4, 2009 - May 5, 2009
Rosson Crow, Sharps Rifle Shop, 2009

Rosson Crow
Sharps Rifle Shop, 2009
Oil, acrylic, and enamel on canvas
96 x 240 inches (diptych)
Acquired in 2009
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Gift of the Director's Council and Museum purchase.

April 5, 2009 - May 17, 2009

Painter and native Texan Rosson Crow’s upcoming FOCUS exhibition features her large-scale, vivid depictions of nostalgia-laden interiors that blend aspects of history with theatricality. Interior spaces are the foundation upon which Crow constructs her hotly colored, dripping tableaus. Often including Modernist architectural triumphs, and/or places with mythic backstories, Crow’s subjects range from Los Angeles’s Koenig House to Fort Worth’s White Elephant Saloon. The artist’s canvases also frequently evoke the romance of a bygone era by matching the masculine environments of rodeos, saloons, and trophy rooms with a lush, expressionistic style. FOCUS: Rosson Crow will mark the artist’s first solo exhibition in a museum.

Crow was born in 1982 in Dallas, Texas; she lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been included in a number of exhibitions, including Texas Crude, White Cube, London, 2009; Night at the Palomino, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, 2008; Substraction, Deitch Projects, New York, 2008; Out of Storage I—Chosen Paintings from the Collection, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, 2008; Accidental Painting, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, 2007; Hotel and Lounge, Canada, New York, 2006; With Love, from Texas, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, 2005–06; and Little Odysseys, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, 2005. FOCUS: Rosson Crow will mark the artist’s first solo exhibition in a museum.

Rosson Crow
Sharps Rifle Shop, 2009
Oil, acrylic, and enamel on canvas
96 x 240 inches (diptych)
Acquired in 2009
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Gift of the Director's Council and Museum purchase.