July 3, 2016 - October 4, 2016

“What interests me is using color to steer the eye across the plane. I present the subject, but the meaning is not dictated, that is left to the viewer. I look to find that perfect balance, where less is more.”  

 For over two decades, Artist Ryan Cronin has been using Rust-Oleum paint to create his own unique iconography. His work has been described as Pop that teeters between Abstract and Representational. It is a mashup of high and low culture, driven by a deep sense of color and placement. It's large-scale, bold, and marked by his signature gloss finish. It is accessible and emotional, with a playful edge.  

 Cronin has exhibited his work in galleries, museums, and art fairs throughout the United States and has completed several large-scale murals including the silo at Tuthilltown Spirits/Hudson Valley Whiskey and a mural in Wynwood during Art Basel. In May of 2015 Ryan and his wife Melanie opened a gallery in New Paltz, New York. The gallery features a mix of Cronin’s original works, museum quality prints, sculpture, and a line of wares designed by Cronin. 

 Cronin was born in 1972 on the front seat of a late 60’s Plymouth station wagon. He made a bold entrance into this world and he has kept his family, friends, and fans on their toes ever since. From as far back as he can remember his father told him “you can be the garbage man, you can be the president.” These words stuck with him and shaped him into the artist he is today. 

 The show runs until August 30, 2016 at Gallery 81435, located at 230 S Fir Street in Telluride, Colorado. Open daily from 12-6pm or by appointment.   

Link to Artist Page