Rosson Crow’s exhibition “Bowery Boys” of large-scale oil paintings explores the history of “bad boys” in underground art and as an agent of culture in New York City. The exhibit at Deitch Projects closes on March 27th so if your in the Big Apple see it while you can.
Rosson Crow, The Pop Shop, 2010
Rosson Crow, born 1982, lives in Los Angeles. She graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and is known for her exuberant large-scale depictions of nostalgia-laden interiors that blend historical allusion and theatrical illusion.
One painting at her current exhibit features a superimposition of the stained glass windows of gothic Bowery Mission onto the interior of its odd Bowery neighbor, the New Museum; a second pairs a vintage New York City sex club, Plato’s Retreat, with the new Andre Balazs’ Boom Boom Room and a Bruce Nauman neon; a third adorns a 1800s barber shop with 80s Allen Ruppersburg texts from the MoMA in bold Brillo Box (and Deitch) colors.
Rosson Crow, The Dakis Joannou Collection at the New Museum, 2010
Rosson Crow, Barber Shop, 2009-2010