With the opening last week of its newest exhibition, Rosson Crow: Myth of the American Motorcycle, the Contemporary Art Center (CAC) is drawing regional attention to another rising star who produces art-history savvy works with heavy doses of A-list glamour and the red-and-black color schemes of revolutions and rebels.
This seems like an ongoing train of thought at the CAC — it encompasses Carlos Amorales and Shepard Fairey before Crow, and foreshadows the survey of Keith Haring coming next year.
Crow’s series of brand-new paintings considers the imagery and culture of motorcyclists in America. Her work is paired with a set of actual bikes, each with personalized and highly detailed custom-paint jobs.
Crow is a friendly, fashionable and funny twentysomething who grew up in Dallas and now is based in Brooklyn. She has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York and also has an MFA from Yale. Demand for her enormous paintings has skyrocketed and she has shown in most of the world’s art hot spots, including Los Angeles, London, Paris and in New York at the legendary gallery and downtown party spot Deitch Projects.
Rosson Crow: Myth of the American Motorcycle is on display at the CAC through April. 3. Go here to read Matt Morris' full review.