if at all
IP Casino Resort & Spa Exhibitions Gallery
January 22 – March 1, 2019
Opening Reception on January 24th from 5-7 pm, Free admission. Facebook Event
Adam Crosson received his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Extended Media from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. In 2016-2017 he was a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. He has been awarded fellowships to study at the Royal College of Art in London, and to attend the Vermont Studio Center. In 2018, he received a Monroe Fellowship from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, a Committee on Research Grants from Tulane University, and a Scholarly Retreat at A Studio in the Woods through Tulane’s Bywater Institute. Forthcoming solo exhibitions will be held at Antenna Gallery in New Orleans and The Carrol Gallery at Tulane University. In the Fall of 2018, Crosson also installed work at the Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum Science Branch Library in Berlin as part of Berlin Science Week’s Art Science Exhibits. He is currently Assistant Professor, Sculpture Area Head, and Director of Studio Art Graduate Studies at Tulane University.
The exhibition if at all is a comprehensive installation including works of sculpture, photography, and video projection looking at aspects of place and memory in the Regional South. Much of the work references built structures that are in varying states of both dormancy and latency. These states frame the present by looking forward and backward in time. “I search urban and rural conditions for these structures and in doing so collapse properties of both in the space of the gallery. My approach to installation is influenced by the cinematic experience as one that focuses visual and auditory stimuli through a controlled environment. I employ some of these cinematic conventions from a desire to mediate a sense of time and locale, opening up the fictive and pointing toward the potential unfolding of a narrative structure.”