Sophie Crumb at DCKT Contemporary
Opening Thursday, November 5th at DCKT Contemporary is Sophie Crumb’s debut solo exhibition. Crumb’s drawings are expressionistic, unforgiving and starkly revelatory. Crumb mines her emotions to create works based on her current experiences but always with an eye on her unique and eccentric past. Her drawings and prints often depict events culled from her life in a small town in rural France, as well as periods of time in New York and Berkeley.
Other Crumb drawings critique the way the media churns through people and products for the next big story, or flash in the pan. Images of models, starlets and socialites are rendered in harsh colors. Sunglass models no longer have perfect, airbrushed skin but are covered in the lines of the artist?s hand. Starlet meltdowns are exposed with a tinge of sadness directed toward the media-addicted public that demands scandal.