Bob Cross- Sun and Water

Bob Cross- Sun and Water
Item# 116206

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14.5x 14.5

Bob Cross Artist Statement Abstract painting can be an oddly reflective discipline, one which reveals something of our individual nature. I consider style, composition, surface quality and content as important components of my work – and I must admit I have a soft spot for color. During the last recession my work transformed from hard-edged abstraction to something more primitivistic or expressive. I had been watching the show “Mad Men” and wanted to reconnect with the sensibilities of the abstract expressionist artists that I began my career working with as a master printer in New York in the ‘80s. This new awareness changed the way I think about regional art. As more and more local businesses closed their doors and the mindless conformity of the big box stores gained momentum, I knew it was important to drive a stake in the ground as a regional artist. Hopefully my work captures some essence of how the seasons and sunlight, the culture and materials of this corner of the world are worth embracing. EDUCATION Ohio University, M.F.A., 1990 Atlanta College of Art, B.F.A., 1981 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1976 WORK Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Master Printer, 1981-1988 Collaborated on published projects with Frank Stella, Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Michael Heizer, Alan Shields, Richard Smith, Terence LaNoue and Steven Sorman. Haselrick & Cross, Inc., 1994 to present Co-owner of a mural and faux finish painting company. COLLECTIONS Lincoln Financial Group Scripps-Howard The Bank of Ann Arbor Readers Digest DuCharme, McMillen & Associates Indiana Tech T. C. Steele Boyhood Home Marcadia Biotech Baker & Daniels William & Wagner Advertising Champion International Corporation Wood-Logan Company Tha LaVanture Group The Smithsonian Museum BIBLIOGRAPHY o Workshop: The Kenneth Tyler Collection o Tyler Graphics – Catalogue Raisonne` o The Prints of Frank Stella – A Catalogue Raisonne Selected Exhibitions Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 Ohio University Alumni Show, Athens, OH, 2004 Invitational Show, Century, OH, 1995 Invitational Show, Mansfield, OH 1995 Progressions in Paper, Dayton Art Institute, OH, 1992 Artist’s Books, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University Lexington, KY, 1992 Works on Walls, Huntington Museum of Art, WV, 1992 Roberta Ruhn Gallery, Columbus, OH, 1991, 1992 Group Show, Toni Birkhead Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 1990 National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Clemson University, SC, 1989 The Shanghai Exchange, Shanghai University, P.R.O.C., 1988 Recent Acquisitions, Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, NY, 1988 Four Corners, La Mama La Galleria, NYC, 1987

Solo Shows Steelhead Gallery, South Bend, IN, 1997 Ohio University, Lancaster Gallery, OH, 1992 Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990

Awards Mereness Purchase Award, Midwest Museum, 2015 Kubacki Purchase Award, Midwest Museum, 2013 Borger Purchase Award, Midwest Museum, 2011 Barnes & Thornbury Purchase Award, Midwest Museum, 2006 John Houk Award, Ohio University, 1989