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Go See – Paris: Rosson Crow 'Paris, Texas' at Galerie Obadia through January 9, 2010

December 17th, 2009

Rosson Crow - Salon de Reception avec Bud Light
Rosson Crow’s ‘Salon de Réception avec Bud Light’ via Galerie Obadia

Galerie Obadia presents Rosson Crow’s second exhibition in Paris with a series of paintings entitled ‘Paris, Texas’ featuring Crow’s signature blending of Americana, pop culture, and classical painting. Crow’s paint-splotched scenes typically represent opulent places that symbolize power, particularly those associated with ideals of Texas, such as oil derricks or nouveau riche interiors. The current exhibition mines the interiors spaces of Paris, including Versailles, the traditional salon, and the Parisian cafe. Those scenes are infused references to Jeff Koons, Michael Jackson, and good old-fashioned American tropes of the star spangled banner and Bud Light.

Rosson Crow - Paris Texas
Installation view of Rosson Crow’s ‘Paris, Texas’ via Galerie Obadia


Rosson Crow - Grand Salon 1976
Rosson Crow’s ‘Grand Salon, 1976′ via Galerie Obadia

A few of Crow’s paintings simply show stereotypical French scenes, rendered in reds and browns and overlaid with drips and drabs of paint, blurring the focus. Others drop in allusions to masculine power in contemporary art, like a Morris Lewis painting hung above antique chairs or an inflated take on Jeff Koons’s recent exhibition at Versailles.

Rosson Crow - Haves and Have-Nots (Ciccones)
Rosson Crow’s ‘Haves and Have-Nots (Ciccones)’ via Galerie Obadia

Rosson Crow’s ‘Paris, Texas’ runs at Galerie Obadia in Paris November 28, 2009 through January 23, 2010.

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Installation view of Rosson Crow’s ‘Paris, Texas’ via Galerie Obadia

Rosson Crow - Jeff Koons at Versailles
Rosson Crow’s ‘Jeff Koons at Versailles’ via Galerie Obadia

Rosson Crow - Pop Art Palazzo
Rosson Crow’s ‘Pop Art Palazzo’ via Galerie Obadia

Rosson Crow - The Big Sleep
Rosson Crow’s ‘The Big Sleep’ via Galerie Obadia

Rosson Crow - To Dine  On a Carpet of Stars Each Night
Rosson Crow’s ‘To Dine On a Carpet of Stars Each Night’ via Galerie Obadia

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Installation view of Rosson Crow’s ‘Paris, Texas’ via Galerie Obadia

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