Image by Ryan Cronin Art by Ryan Cronin at SCOOP studios
New York artist, Ryan Cronin, makes his triumphant return to Charleston, SC with his solo show at SCOOP studios opening on Friday, September 3, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m.
All new work will be exhibited in his signature style of broad brushstrokes, vivid color with Rust-Oleum paint and humorous commentary on contemporary culture. After an extensive summer art tour up north, Cronin happily ends his season in Charleston with this Labor Day Weekend show that coincides with the “Gallery Row’s” First Fridays at 57 1/2 Broad Street.
Cronin has developed a new sculptural element to his artwork, creating three foot tall “Peeps” bunnies painted bright yellow. Gallery owner, Saramel Evans says, “The bright yellow bunny Peeps have been the eye catching attraction leading in to his art shows. Look for the Pop Art Peeps near SCOOP studios.” Cronin went a step further and created the painting “This One Goes Out to All of My Peeps” with the “Peeps” repeated, like an Andy Warhol piece. Another one of his new paintings was inspired by his last trip to Charleston titled “On the Corner of Queen Street” that portrays a street character that he ran into following dinner.
Ryan Cronin's solo show, "848" is on view through September 25, 2010. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment. This event is free and open to the public.