About the Artist
William Crow is a lecturer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and an accomplished painter who has exhibited at the City Without Walls Gallery, Artists Space, HEREArt, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, Gallery 128 (with PaperVeins 1998), Dupont Gallery, Olin Gallery, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.
Mr. Crow was Presidential Scholar of Visual Art (Magna Cum Laude, Honors) from Wake Forest University and a Universidad de Salamanca Exchange Scholar. He received his MFA from Hunter College of The City University of New York.
"The observance and absorption of incomplete information is a daily ritual. Ears glean fragments of passing conversations, a half-hidden traffic sign falls into our visual field, a stranger asks a question that has no context or explanation. Our own thoughts wander and build on themselves, sometimes obsessing on the particular color of a shirt or overlooked nuance of a phrase, and our own particular experiences become connected to a collective one. These thoughts and experiences are assembled, arranged and structured filtered through language and reason, shuffled and prioritized.
"My work examines the link between outside, incomplete information and its digestion into a particular, personal identity. Often the work becomes a relay of directional looking cropping an image to a specific item and redirecting the gaze to another vantage point. The traditional, dual opposition of subject-object is subverted and a third perspective is introduced that of the Other. Fragments of images are assembled into a network of shelving systems, creating a mantlepiece of found memorabilia, knick-knacks and keepsakes of other experiences."
William Crow on NextMonet.com [website]