trial balloon gallery, new york nY
Untitled 36, Watercolor on paper
Trial Balloon Gallery presents The Long Weekend, Ellen Cantor, Patricia Cronin, Marilyn Minter.
One of Cronin’s favorite paintings, Courbet’s “The Sleep” was the inspiration for her series of erotic watercolors. Cronin wondered, “What do I do if I’m one of those women AND the cultural producer? What does it look like from within that erotic space?” In this series of watercolors, over life size cropped images of two women making love are uniquely depicted from the perspective of one of the lovers. Cronin subverts the lady-like medium of watercolor with these images of lesbian sex.
Works from this series have been extensively exhibited in museums and galleries in the U.S. including; Sonnabend, Casey Kaplan Gallery, Richard Anderson, White Columns, Exit Art, all New York, NY, UB Art Gallery, University at Buffalo, NY, Arthur Roger, New Orleans, LA Haverford College, Haverford, PA, Irvine Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA , South Florida Art Center, Miami, FL Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX, Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY and abroad, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome, Italy, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and ConnerSmith, Washington, DC.
Untitled 38, Watercolor on paper
Untitled 103, Watercolor on paper
Untitled 104, Watercolor on paper
Untitled 105, Watercolor on paper
Untitled 108, Watercolor on paper
Untitled 115, Watercolor on paper
Untitled 119, Watercolor on paper
Untitled 123, Watercolor on paper