Drawn In, a showcase of work created by Emily Budd and Joseph Crone during their residency this year at the Stutz, highlights an inspired collaboration between the two. Budd, a sculptor who works in bronze, specializes in highly detailed miniature creations that seem to resemble alien life forms. Crone's body of work largely consists of nightmarish scenes drawn with photorealistic precision in colored pencil on frosted acetate.
Crone tried out something new for Drawn In in creating 2D representations of Budd’s 3D work. Stepping into the gallery, you see the miniature sculptures by Budd placed on pedestals. Crone’s drawings are placed behind each sculpture; they appear like mirror images of Budd’s work.
One gets a sense of Crone’s development as an artist over the past several years through the selection of work on display here. A number of his drawings picture himself as a subject, overlooking a murder—or as a participant and/or victim of a horrible act of violence.
Budd matches Crone’s inventiveness here with two sculptures here that are on a larger scale than the work she’s previously exhibited, including one entitled “Artemis.” This particular sculpture looks like it was originally a deer skull encrusted in a stew of seashells, dinosaur bones, and electronics components before being fossilized for 50 million years or so. At Stutz Art Space through Sept. 29.
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