RUSSELL CROTTY
ASTRONOMICAL
Russell's newest work consists of drawings that comment on coastal overdevelopment, toxic industries, problems with the global oil infrastructure, and the abject deterioration of our environment -- along with fantastical ideas about future space travel, perhaps to exoplanets and environments we can only imagine.

These are works on paper, drawn with sticks dipped in ink, then overlaid with plastic containers, fiberglass and bio-resin (a special non-toxic formula made from pine sap). The imbedded plastic makes them 3-dimensional and the resin makes them impervious to light and moisture. All works are a square format, either 49 x 49 inches or 23.5 x 23.5 inches.

Smaller drawings are embedded in these materials, forming distorted views of trees, alien rock formations, double stars, etc. Also suggested are exoplanets as they might appear if we could actually see them through telescopes. The structures of outposts, landers and piers float in the seductive bio-resin color fields, suggesting strange atmospheres.

This new work references early art movements such as Finish Fetish from the 1960’s, process experimentation from the 1970’s, Moderism and retro Sci-Fi.


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Details from Pier Three, 2014
Detail from Outpost Three (Lander One), 2014
Details from Pier Four, 2014
 
Detail from Outpost Two, 2014
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Extra Solar Platform, 2014

Listening Platform, 2015

Outpost Three (Lander One), 2014

Outpost Two, 2014

Pier One, 2014

Pier Four, 2014

Precisionist Lander, 2015

Pier Three, 2014
Detail from Pier One, 2015
"Another Green World," 2015 solo exhibition at Shohsana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.