Gallery4Culture presents Robin Crookall's constructed and choreographed photographs

© 2011 Robin Crookall, Wear the Fox Hat, Digital inkjet, 40" X 60”. Courtesy of the artist.
© 2011 Robin Crookall, Wear the Fox Hat, Digital inkjet, 40" X 60”. Courtesy of the artist.
© 2011 Robin Crookall, Wear the Fox Hat, Digital inkjet, 40" X 60”. Courtesy of the artist.
© 2011 Robin Crookall, Wear the Fox Hat, Digital inkjet, 40″ X 60”. Courtesy of the artist.

Robin Crookall
Wear the Fox Hat
October 3 – 31
Opening: First Thursday, October 3, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Gallery4Culture is pleased to present the work of Robin Crookall in a solo exhibition titled Wear the Fox Hat. Crookall constructs miniature, intricately detailed sculptures that evoke the rarified environment of a natural history museum. Then she carefully choreographs and shoots the scenes with a medium format camera. The finished work is presented as large scale (40” x 60”) elegantly framed digital inkjet prints.

Elaborating on her process and intent, the artist states:

I create spaces influenced by natural history museum dioramas and the futility I find in manmade environments. I use photography as a pedestal for these sculptures. I make the rooms mostly from cardboard, and the animals, I make from modeling clay. I create these dioramas in order to have complete control of what I photograph. I photograph so I have some control of how my viewer sees these created spaces.

Robin Crookall earned her BFA degree in ceramics at the University of Washington in 2007, followed by a post baccalaureate at the University of Montana in Missoula. Over the past five years she has exhibited her work in a wide variety of regional venues. Crookall’s training in ceramic sculpture facilitates the intricate constructions that serve as believable subjects for her photographs. Visit the artist’s website: RobinCrookall.com