Jerstin Crosby

Exhibit Description
Jerstin Crosby currently makes paintings and objects assembled from layers of hand-cut and laser-cut segments, realized in saturated tones. He has used digital tools from early in his practice, starting with the emergence of programs like Microsoft Paint, which influenced his aesthetic in its colorful simplicity. This reliance on software allows for executions that push beyond painterly instincts using a limited vocabulary of elements that form figurative motifs, serving as character studies, “current moods”, and signifiers of the human condition.
Architectural references such as geometric grids, and patterns have found their way into the work. The figures are being defined and distorted by those environments. There is a degree of real and illusionistic depth offset by Crosby’s use of hard-edge, saturated color. The elements and their surroundings define each other through cutouts in the wood panel supports. Sometimes shapes are removed to reveal the wall behind, while other times you see still more layers and textures building on each other.
Artist Biography
Jerstin Crosby is an artist raised in the south and based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has used digital tools from early in his practice, starting with the emergence of programs like Microsoft Paint, which influenced his aesthetic in its colorful simplicity. This reliance on software allows for executions that push beyond painterly instincts using a limited vocabulary of elements that form figurative motifs, serving as character studies, “current moods”, and signifiers of the human condition.
Crosby’s work extends beyond the studio into outdoor projects and was commissioned to create a permanent outdoor installation in Nash Square, Raleigh, NC. He has exhibited at Ada Gallery, Nasher Museum of Art, Speed Art Museum, Queens Museum, Cell Projects, Exit Art, the Mattress Factory, LUMP, and Kallio Kunsthalle Taidehalli in Helsinki. His exhibitions have been written about in publications such as Art Forum. Art Papers, and NPR Weekend Edition. He received an MFA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 2005, and a BFA in Painting from the University of Alabama, in 2002.

Details

Artist Name(s): Jerstin Crosby
Exhibit Name: Neo-Psychedelia
Gallery Location: CAM Main Gallery
Current Status: Past
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