Bob Cross is a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree at the Atlanta College of Art in 1981, and a Master of Fine Art Degree at Ohio University in 1990.
“Over the past twenty years I fell into the habit of drawing small impressions of the world around me, along with my abstract thoughts. Over time these became the point of entreé into many of my paintings, prints, and sculptures. This process is an ongoing stream of my consciousness, a continuous record of my visual thoughts, with a tangible connection to the time and area of the world I inhabit.
I am pleased to include a large group of these little thought bubbles in a show for the first time. The small drawings are more fun than they are ‘precious,’ and hopefully the larger works that grow out of them retain the spontaneous sense of freedom I enjoy every day making them.”
From 1981 to 1988 Cross worked as a Master Printer at Tyler Graphics LTD in New York, collaborating on published projects with Frank Stella, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Helen Frankenthaler, Anthony Caro, Richard Smith, Michael Heizer, Alan Shields, and Steven Sorman.
Since 1993, Cross has resided in Northern Indiana. In addition to his work in fine art, he co-owns and operates Haselrick & Cross Inc., a company which creates murals and unique painted finishes and surfaces in historic homes.
This exhibition is curated by Paradigm Gallery Director Abby Leon.