Both Heather Wilcoxon and Kirk Crippens process contemporary anxieties (looming economic and environmental disasters) in distinct ways in their work.
This show presents two of our favorite artists: a painter influenced by graffiti styles of the 1980s and a photographer with a foundation in journalism. Both Heather Wilcoxon and Kirk Crippens process contemporary anxieties (looming economic and environmental disasters) in distinct ways in their work.
This show will present Wilcoxon's recent paintings and drawings referencing the Fukushima nuclear disaster as well as calamities that hit closer to home such as the health care crisis. Crippens's works depict the mass shuttering of American auto dealerships since 2009; the rarely-seen inner workings of Walmart; and the non-events of May 21, 2011, which some predicted would be end of the world.
Wilcoxon is a Bay Area painter who received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1988. She has exhibited in New York, Houston, Denver, Seattle, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Her work is in many collections such as: the Fine Art Museums in San Francisco; Triton Art Museum; the De Saisset Museum in Santa Clara, California; and the di Rosa Collection in Napa, California.
Crippens had an early start with a camera, inspired by his grandfather, who kept a darkroom in his closet after retiring as a military photographer. As a college student Crippens ventured into photojournalism, interning with The Dallas Morning News in Dallas, Texas; The Flint Journal in Flint, Michigan; and The Patuxent Publishing Company in Columbia, Maryland.