March 2019 IN the Main Gallery
March 9 - April 1
Opening Reception: March 9th, 6-10 pm
Center for Creative Works is excited to present new work by Brandon Spicer-Crawley at Little Berlin. This collection of paintings, drawings, and paper sculpture is an eclectic offering of Spicer-Crawley’s current exploration of line in painting and sculptural forms.
A versatile and improvisational artist, Spicer-Crawley (b. 1980) works with a range of material including found paper, white-out, masking tape, acrylic paint, and paint marker, as well as ceramic and wood. His style is both loose and carefully crafted, with recurring motifs of letters, police officers, waves, houses, windows, and faces. These motifs can be boldly rendered or made to appear and disappear throughout a dense layering of mark. His paper “house” sculptures are built from a combination of crafted and found material, their exposed, deconstructed forms full of unexpected characters and secret pockets. In his paintings, Spicer-Crawley creates dynamic compositions of abstract and figurative forms, developing electric beds of line that emanate outwards from the surface – whether that be a blank page or a found reproduction of an artwork – building vibrating, dynamic spaces that experiment with depth in composition.
Spicer-Crawley has been making artwork at the studio Center for Creative Works since its beginning in 2010. His work has been exhibited at the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, the University City Arts League, Pageant: Soloveev and the Outsider Art Fair in New York City. He lives with his family in Jeffersonville, PA.