Sept. 1, 2008 to Oct. 3, 2008
Opening Lecture: Sept. 12, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Concert Hall, Wilson Hall
Reception in the Gallery to follow
Meticulously detailed, J. J. Cromer’s mixed media works of art seem like visual music. Repetitive, rhythmic colors and shapes fill their surfaces. Sinuous lines wind through the patterns enclosing the fanciful figures—animal, human, object—that suggest poetic and philosophical themes within his work. A former resident of Buena Vista and an artist with a national reputation as an outsider artist, Cromer works through an obsessive, intuitive process that includes paint, collage, pen and ink, and colored pencil. His work has been shown in Germany as well as throughout the United States, and is in the public collections of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, The Taubman Museum of Art and the University of Virginia. He is represented by Grey Carter Objects of Art in McLean, Va.