MEMPHIS, TN – May 30, 2019 – Tim Crowder returns with his solo exhibition Simpleton on display June 11-July 6 at the David Lusk Gallery Memphis.
An artist reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. June 14.
Crowder continues to create a playful, thought provoking world in a quasi-reductionist style. The show focuses on two-dimensional work and includes a smattering of sculpture.
Crowder examines line, shape and color through minimal abstraction of animals and landscapes he captured in the past. Through his playful and calm paintings, sculpture and installation, he raises questions about the mysterious nature of objects and the function of art itself. His work challenges fixed perceptions of reality.
Linear felt designs on Masonite accompany papier-mâché vases on handmade pedestals. Crowder’s imaginative paintings and sculptures evoke a youthful quality while displaying technique and skill.
Crowder attended Memphis College of Art. He has participated in exhibitions across the United States and received numerous awards, including the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Grant, among others. His work is featured in collections across the Mid-South and along the east coast. He has participated in exhibitions across the United States, including the Mobile Museum of Art, Arkansas Art Center, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago; Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art, Louisville; Vita Gallery, Portland; and Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. His work is featured in the collections of Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis; Chase Bank, New York; Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, OH; Fidelity Investments, Memphis, Charlotte; Hilton Hotel Corporation, Memphis; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; JMB Corporation, Chicago; Landers & Associates, Memphis; The Prudential Co., New York; and Nordstrom’s stores in Dallas, Miami, Detroit, Honolulu, Chicago, Seattle, Indianapolis, Tampa, and Tacoma.
David Lusk Gallery is located at 97 Tillman. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
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