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Charles J Crowell
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Park Slope

Genre:Conceptual;


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  • Supine
    2016
    Acrylic, artist tape, graphite, colored pencil, pressed wild flowers, re-purposed Ikea twin bed frame, plastic wood filler, plywood, steel brackets, a
    This work is a functioning Seasonal Affective Depression lamp.

  • Untitled
    2017
    Plaster, dead bee, hanging hardware.

  • Giving and Taking (Rose Petal Ashtray)
    2016
    Ashtray constructed out of 2,000 pink rose petals. Cigarette, ash, lipstick.
    This ashtray, made of over 2,000 crushed rose petals, smells of roses, in a futile attempt to cover the smell of the ash and cigarette.

  • Surrender
    2014-2016
    White Carnations, white stake flag, water, glass vase, L-bracket.
    The artwork is a time-based gesture of surrender. Originally documented for the resultant book over 33 days, the vase of white carnations, typically a symbol of good will and good hope, wilts over tim

  • (Untitled)
    Work in Progress (2016 - 2017)
    1,000+ rose petals, ink, wrought iron sink.
    Whilst fresh, each petal has been inscribed with the word "yes" or "no". The petals have been arranged in a gradient of age and color.

  • Hyde
    2016
    "Real-Tree Camouflage" fabric, barn swallow's nest, all of my former sim cards, nails.

  • Fount
    2017
    Wood, plywood, joint compound, glass, pigeon egg, neodymium magnets.
    Two panes of glass are positioned to lean against one another and are held in place by the force of two neodymium magnets on opposite sides of each pane. Together, the glass forms a protective enclosu

  • Two Person Puzzle
    2015
    550 piece puzzle, wood, mdf, glue, hardware, joint compound, shaving cream.

  • Untitled (Brittni)
    2016
    Graphite
    This portrait is a part of a series of 6 portraits from a forthcoming work dealing with the effacing of memory.

  • Game
    2016
    Cheesecloth, plaster, aluminum mesh, arrow wood.
    Negative forms of windows are turned into ghostly unstable 'traps'. Various arrangements based on groupings of 3.

  • A Room With a View
    2015
    Found window, nys wildflowers, saran wrap, pillow, pillowcase, work light, halogen lightbulb.
    The saran wrap holds the vision of the dying flowers in tragically slow stasis in a futile attempt to preserve the once-living and halt time.

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