january through february
grayDUCK Gallery is excited to show case a new site specific installation created by Crim City Collective. Crim City is an Oakland, California transplant originally from the Midwest. Their focus is on process rather than product. These three artists operate with a fast-pace, impulsive working style that explores the idea of major action, instant information and free association.
“Our solution was to create a new style of working heavily based in action, link-think, and a survival of the fittest mentality. Images as well as entire spaces are created from marker, various forms of paint, repurposed materials and architecture all at once in a free flowing manner. Influenced by the aggressive idea-sharing of our current world, the perspectives, facts, and thoughts rendered during our collaborations can be covered up or contradicted by a stronger vision. Once produced, images are subject to destruction. No creation is held sacred.
We create work that explores the idea of major action, instant information, free association, and the first thing that pops into your head minus bitter after taste of self doubt and judgment. There is no reservation, no thought, and no plan to our methods. We see value in the activity, the materials and the motion. The product reflects the process. We are not interested in telling a particular narrative or expressing our feelings about our personal lives.”
Photographs by Jeff Harris