New Work: Russell Crotty - Globe Drawings
March 5– June 27, 2004
New Work Gallery
This exhibition is Los Angeles-based artist Russell Crotty’s first solo museum exhibition on the east coast of the United States. It surveys Crotty’s drawings on globes that range in size from eight to forty-five inches in diameter. Suspended from the ceiling, the nine hovering globes—made between 2000 and 2004—resemble a small galaxy of planet like spheres that invert our notion of scale.
The exhibition has particular resonance for South Florida as MAM is commissioning the artist to create a new globe of the night skies over the Everglades. This new work by Crotty stands as a lasting tribute to Florida’s most unique natural resource.
Russell Crotty—Globe Drawings is organized by Miami Art Museum as part of its New Work series of projects by leading contemporary artists. The exhibition is curated by MAM Curator Lorie Mertes and developed in cooperation with Lynn M. Herbert, senior curator, Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston.
In Miami, the exhibition is supported, in part, by a grant from the Funding Arts Network.