2731 Prospect Contemporary Art permanently closed on April 22, 2017
Alan Crockett’s large-scale colorful abstract works on canvas playfully mesh a witty style of drawing with colorful abstract painting. Crockett’s imagery suggests a painter’s version of hide and seek with erasures and deft visual edits. The paintings suggest railroad tracks that seem to be heading both everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Mismatched shapes and colors bump against each other in a playful Rube Goldberg manner where the accidental and the deliberate exist in the same oddly defined space. Crockett’s paintings have a vibrant sense of energy and spontaneity where the visual dialogue seems to be in a constant state of improvisation.
Alan Crockett’s career as a painter spans decades filled with numerous exhibitions, awards, fellowships and grants. He has received multiple awards from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Art Council in addition to grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ford Foundation. Crockett’s work has been exhibited at Southern Ohio Museum; Springfield Museum of Art; Ohio Wesleyan University; Zaks Gallery in Chicago; Cline Gallery in Ashland, OR; and Gallery WIJK, Holland amongst many other venues.
In 2013, Crockett received a Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Fellowship and moved to New York City. He currently divides his time between New York and Columbus.
Alan Crockett is Emeritus Faculty at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
Alan Crockett Artist’s Talk on Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 pm.
Reception for the artists is Friday, February 12 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.