OLD FORGE — "Generations’ an exhibition of paintings by father and son painters Bill Crosby & Reid Crosby is on display in View through Aug. 12.
Exhibition admission is $8/$4 members and includes admission to concurrent exhibitions including the Central Adirondack Art Show from July 6 Aug. 5. The exhibition is an exploration of the work of father (Bill) and son (Reid). Bills emotional and atmospheric landscape paintings will be paired with Reid’s non-representational work.
Bill Crosby is a retired professor of art from Plattsburg University. He has attended both Cornell University, and the University of Michigan. The Adirondacks, the Maine coast, the New England Mountains, the North Atlantic Coast,the low country of South Carolina and Alaska have been the primary locations for his inspiration. Through the years the method of experiencing the landscape have been varied including aerial views, driving, hiking, backpacking, xc and downhill skiing, canoeing, and in recent years ocean and lake kayaking. This selection of paintings from Bill Crosby bring together paintings from mostly the last 12 years: Landscape paintings which are a confluence of the real and abstract.
Art has always been a part of Reid Crosby’s life. He grew up in Plattsburgh, in a house filled with the creations of his parents: abstract paintings and landscape photography by his father and woodworking projects and architectural drawings by his mother. This early exposure to the arts led Reid to major in art at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, where he was introduced to the work of the late Vermont painter Frank Hewitt. He supplemented his course work there with summer courses at Plattsburgh State, where he developed his photography skills, was introduced to painter George Hofmann, and worked extensively with sculptor Don Osborn.
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