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Rec2009

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A mix of paintings and drawings.

A mix of paintings and drawings.


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  • 1. Ryan E. Cronin cronartusa.com Pastels On Paper & Paintings
  • 2. Art Pants, You Don’t Have To Be An Artist To Look Like One 48” x 48” 2009
  • 3. Red Bull @ Watering Hole 2007 Pastels on Paper 32” x 24”
  • 4. The Taste of Sweet Revenge 48"x 48” 2009
  • 5. Outlaws Drink Tequila Pastels on Paper 32” x 24” 2009
  • 6. I’ll Paint Your Eyes Next Time Baby 2009
  • 7. Wiffle Ball 48” x 48” 2009
  • 8. The Getaway Car #2 Pastels on Paper 32” x 24” 2007
  • 9. Man Handler 30 1/2” x 60” 2009
  • 10. The Tug Boat Pastels on Paper 32” x 24” 2007
  • 11. Ice Fishing 48” x 48” 2007
  • 12. Paintings
  • 13. Self Portrait In Art Pants & Nikes Kicking Shit..Just Do IT 48” x 48” 2009
  • 14. Poppies 48” x 48” 2009
  • 15. Things I Can Do Pastels on Paper 32” x 24” 2007
  • 16. Crash Landing 48” x 48” 2009
  • 17. Punk Rock Girl 48” x 48” 2009
  • 18. Red Man Pastels on Paper 32” x 24” 2007
  • 19. Night Crawlers 48” x 48” 2007
  • 20. Bard Rock 48" x 48” 2008
  • 21. A Flock & Pink Flamingos Pastels on Paper 32” x 24” 2006
  • 22. Happy Little Rain Cloud 48" x 48” 2004
  • 23. Sausage Eater Series #5 48" x 48” 2002
  • 24. Jugs 48” x 48” 2004
  • 25. When people look at my work I want them to feel an immediate impact, even if they're not sure what hit them. The raw, almost childlike appearance of my work belies my reflective underlying vision. I delight in unexpected or enigmatic juxtapositions in terms of both theme and placement, and often bring a sense of humor to bear on troubling contemporary issues. This sensibility, combined with quick, instinctive brushstrokes and a vibrant palette, result in striking images that can simultaneously disturb and entertain. While a keen sense of composition informs my work, I like to cite the less cultivated elements of the hand-lettered sign and the pop song, as two key influences that have contributed as much as my formal training to my bold signature style. These influences have led to the creation of an art that is referential, though not necessarily representational, thought-provoking and playful, and that takes the viewer on a brief, lyrical journey full of free association and surprise. When someone encounters one of my pieces I want them to experience a new perception or sudden insight and above all, to enjoy themselves in the process. I hope the encounter will change their day, maybe give them something to think about or remark upon later. And if the painting and the cronartusa.com viewer really get along, perhaps it will be the start of a lifelong relationship.
  • 26. Upcoming, 2010 2003 Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon The Sanctuary Gallery – Portland, ME, Curator: Robbie Engleson Roos Art Gallery, HudsonValley Seed Library, Rosendale, NY The Avenue Art Gallery, A Well-Mannered Art Show – Endicott, NY Project HOPE, Quebec, CA Barrett Art Center, Beacon, NY – Juror: Pamela Blum, DCCC KMOCA,Group show, Halo, Kingston, NY On-going Public Art Installation – New Paltz, NY, Sponsored by Finite Inc. 2009 Hiram Hale Memorial Library – Solo Exhibit, Pound Ridge, NY Van Brunt Gallery, Habitat for Artists, Beacon, NY Kaatskill Mountain Fine Art Gallery, Hunter, NY Unison Gallery @ Water Street Market, New Paltz, NY 2002 Ecoartspace, Habitat for Artists, NY, NY The Ellen Elizabeth Gallery, Solo Exhibit – Harwich Port, MA Van Brunt Gallery, In Between, Beacon, NY N. Westchester Center for the Arts, View Points – Mt. Kisco, NY, Juror: Kulture Klash, Charleston, SC Susan Cross Scoop Studios Contemporary Art Gallery, Charleston, SC Guggenheim Museum – NY, NY Public Art Installation, North Adams, MA Barrett Art Center – Poughkeepsie, NY Brill Gallery, North Adams, MA Exile on Main St. – Mt. Kisco, NY On-going Public Art Installation, Sponsored by Finite Inc. – New Paltz, 2008 NY C POP Gallery, ©POPpor2nity, Detroit, MI Misspellings Artists’ Reception – Germantown, NY Pot Shots at the Hot ShotsThird Rail Studio, New Rochelle, NY Public Art Installation – Intersection of Rt. 299/ New York State Comet Skate Company, Ithaca, NY Thruway 2006 2001 Arts Upstairs Gallery – Phoenicia, NY Ulster Performing Arts Center – Kingston, NY Wilder Gallery – Catskill, NY Open Studio – New Paltz, NY The Historic OBrien Gallery – Provo, UT 2005 2000 Special Project Robot – Brooklyn, NY Hammond Museum, Unbottled – North Salem, NY Varga Gallery – Woodstock, NY New York Film Festival – New York, NY Backstage Studio Productions, Solo Exhibit – Kingston, NY River Gallery, Solo Exhibit – New Hamburg, NY Education: Katonah Museum of Art, Artistic Fragments – Katonah, NY, Juror: Benny Andrews. 1993-1998 SUNY New Paltz, BFA 3rd Rail Studio – New Rochelle, NY 1992-1993 SUNY Purchase 1992 School of Visual Arts 2004 SUNY New Paltz, Invitational Exhibit – New Paltz, NY, Curator: Paul Heath On-going Public Art Installation – New Paltz, NY, Sponsored by Finite Inc.