Image: I Think You Feel This Way,
Acrylic, Gloss Gel and Modeling Paste on Canvas
, 48 x 36 inches (Download)
The Nebraska Arts Council partners with the Nebraska Governor’s Residence each year to display the artwork of Nebraska artists on the walls of the building’s main conference room. This unique space allows civic leaders, citizens, school children and other visitors the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the diversity of statewide artistic talent.
Paintings by Ryan Crotty will be on display in the residence September 15 – December 8, 2017, with public hours on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. To request an appointment (recommended for groups of 10 or more), contact Residence Director Leisa Ausdemore at (402) 471-3466
About the Artist: Ryan Crotty earned his BFA in painting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his MFA in painting from Syracuse University. He has exhibited work in Nebraska, as well as New York, Chicago and Berlin.
Crotty uses new media and unconventional painting techniques to create all-over compositions of complex constructions of color. Rooted in the process intensive traditions of printmaking, he highlights visual evidence of the canvas support structure, surface imperfections and materiality that address the perceived significance of the art object. The translucent nature of his paint generates an interplay of light and color that challenges visual interpretation of a two-dimensional surface. Ryan’s reductive paintings evoke a meditative reaction capable of accessing the deeper meanings behind the unadorned style and system-bound concepts of Minimalism. Time and experimentation are central to his studio practice in Auburn, Nebraska where he resides with his family.
More information on the artist can be found at ryancrotty.com
About the Nebraska Arts Council
The Nebraska Arts Council (NAC), a state agency, provides numerous grants, services and special initiatives that help sustain and promote the arts throughout Nebraska. NAC is supported by the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Nebraska Legislature and National Endowment for the Arts.