MICHAEL CRABB: New Work
Presented by ARTicles Art Gallery in partnership with The Staybridge Suites
Art Night at the Staybridge Suites Opening Reception: Thursday, August 23, 2018
The Staybridge Suites Downtown
St. Petersburg, FL – ARTicles Art Gallery and the Staybridge Suites proudly present new work by Michael Crabb, featuring paintings, drawings and prints centered around the aesthetics of accumulative gesture. This will be the first solo-exhibition of Crabb’s work in Tampa Bay in over 10 years and the debut of his recently conceived series of delicately composed drawings called Open and Closed Shapes. The exhibition will be on view August 23 – November 11, 2018.
Michael Crabb currently works on three bodies of work simultaneously: abstract oil paintings, open and closed shaped drawings, made primarily with graphite and ink on small sheets of vellum, and his most recent Identity series, created with several different inks and screens and applied with his fingertips, to achieve unique marks on various papers.
Michael’s oil paintings on canvas are based purely in abstract thought, embracing texture and mark-making through additive and subtractive means, which are accompanied by narrative titles to offer the viewer additional entry into the work and his way of thinking. Each work should embody charm, ambiguity, and an alluring complexity of expression.
Michael Crabb was born in Indianapolis and is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design (2001). In addition to his studio work, he is also owner and editor of WORKINGTITLE, a Florida-based contemporary art publication, as well as owner of Locke + Crabb, a contemporary art gallery located in downtown Sarasota.
ArtNight is hosted by the Staybridge Suites as part of its Culture and Community Bridge program. This award-winning hotel seeks to deepen its involvement in the community by offering cultural events to both its own guests and to the community at large. The Staybridge is very proud of its partnership with ARTicles Art Gallery.
ARTicles Art Gallery is an award-winning art gallery in St. Petersburg, FL that represents many of Tampa Bay’s most recognized artists. In addition to fine art, they offer custom frame design, professional art installation and concierge consultation services. For more information, call at 727-898-6061 or email the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.