Grey Crawford – Finding Bones
Apr 29, 2017 — Jun 24, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, 28 April 2017, 6 – 9 pm.
29 April 2017, 4.30 pm: Artist talk with Grey Crawford & Timothy Persons as part of the Galerienhaus Berlin weekend program
"Finding Bones” is more than just the introduction of a newly rediscovered body of work by Grey Crawford. It is an anthology of photographs that embody the creative spirit that was prevalent throughout the Los Angeles art scene at the time. Southern California in the early 1970s was an island of its own creation. A mixture of surf and sea, concrete highways winding around an ever-changing cultural climate that was challenging our assumptions of what art is. It was a moment of new beginnings in various media. The Light and Space movement combined with performance and ceramic art ushered in a fresh rawness to a seemingly tired medium, lending artists new age materials and issues to fuel their innovative experimentations. With the commercial realities lagging far in the rear of their creative counterparts, artists found themselves in a position not to compromise their artistic integrity for the hope of selling something that would not happen anyway. Conventional means for evaluating art no longer mattered, as there was no script to follow. It was a time hiccup the art world would feel forever.