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Max Crosby Exhibition
December 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - December 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
In a way, the artist statement should be written by people other than the artist. Admirers perhaps, or critics. I can say that what motivates me to paint is, what used to be a common ambition but is now seen as pejorative via its alter-ego ‘derivative’, emulation. It would be time worth devoting if over the course of my life I can produce something that might stand, in technique and evocation, next to those painters I most admire (Rembrandt, Turner, Rubens, Gericault) – or at least not be completely shamed by them. Painting doesn’t come quick, and if this moment ever comes it will surely be much later in life, and I will surely not notice. So, I have to be content to try with every painting, and find motivation in scenes which I find return me to the more tranquil parts of my memory or the more exhilarating quarters of my imagination.