Justin Craun

Onlooker

August 28 – September 29, 2012

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

Justin Craun: Onlooker

 

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

Justin Craun: Onlooker

 

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

Justin Craun: Onlooker

 

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

Justin Craun: Onlooker

 

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

Justin Craun: Onlooker

 

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

Justin Craun: Onlooker

 

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

Justin Craun: Onlooker

 

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

JUSTIN CRAUN

Middle Rose, 2012

Oil, gesso, acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 inches

 

 

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

JUSTIN CRAUN
Place, 2012

Oil, gesso, acrylic on canvas

48 x 36 inches

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

JUSTIN CRAUN
Capricorn, 2012
Oil, gesso, acrylic on canvas

60 x 57 inches
 

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

JUSTIN CRAUN

Onlooker, 2012

Oil, gesso, acrylic on canvas

36 x 36 inches

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

JUSTIN CRAUN
Standing in the Huge Singing and the Alien World, 2012

Oil, gesso, acrylic on canvas

60 x 72 inches

 

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

JUSTIN CRAUN
Down Even, 2012

Oil, gesso, acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 inches

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

JUSTIN CRAUN
Aurora, 2012

Oil, gesso, acrylic on canvas

31 x 27 inches

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

JUSTIN CRAUN
Symbol, 2012

Oil, gesso, acrylic on canvas

37 x 30 inches

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

JUSTIN CRAUN
In Albion, 2012

Oil, gesso, acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 inches

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

JUSTIN CRAUN
Link Rot, 2012

Oil, gesso, acrylic on canvas

50 x 84 inches

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

JUSTIN CRAUN
I Love Your Shoes!, 2012

Oil, gesso, acrylic on canvas

72 x 84 inches

Justin Craun at Fredericks & Freiser

JUSTIN CRAUN
Crest, 2012

Oil, gesso, acrylic on canvas

40 x 32 inches

Press Release

Justin Craun

Onlooker

August 28 through September 29, 2012

Artist Reception, Thursday September 6, 6 to 8 pm

 

Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to present Onlooker, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Justin Craun. Culling images of women from style blogs, Craun details posed bodies and high-end clothing to structure larger abstract/ figure compositions. Jagged surfaces and hypnotic color shatter the decorum of the fashion that permeates these blogs in favor of a more unnerving experience.

 

Craun’s paintings parallel cyberspace’s amorphous landscape. Traditional figure/ground relationships fold into nonhierarchical painterly gestures.  The carefully constructed identities of the women in the source photographs become unfixed and fluid. Balance is mysteriously achieved. Here these disparate elements converge to create an impossible reality.

 

About the artist

Justin Craun (b. 1982) lives and works in Brooklyn.  He has had one-person exhibitions at Franklin Artworks, Minneapolis; One in the Other, London; and Fredericks & Freiser. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions in the United States and Europe and will be included in the upcoming “Body Language” at the Saatchi Gallery, London.