Jerstin Crosby
Gestures 15: March 25 – August 7, 2011
multimedia installation

Through video sculpture and two-dimensional works Crosby makes reference to a spectrum of source material like the classic-rock hit Smoke on the Water Magic...


Through video, sculpture, and two-dimensional works, Crosby makes reference to a spectrum of source material, like the classic-rock hit Smoke on the Water, Magic 8 Balls, Eminem, Alf, and KFC bucket wearing guitarist, Buckethead. This contextual paradigm draws strength from Crosby’s free associative processes, where darkly humorous combinations become syntagmatic shrines to animal rights and environmental activism.


Curated by Katherine Talcott

About the Artist

Jerstin Crosby creates interdisciplinary works that combine seemingly unrelated contexts into forms that are both humorous and subversively dark. His broad approach to art encompasses an array of individual art projects, and collaborations, in addition to working as a designer, and a publisher of artists editions. His work has been exhibited internationally, at Cell Projects in London, the 9th Shanghai Biennial in China, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Exit Art, La Galería de Comercio in Mexico City and Kallio Kunsthalle Taidehalli in Helsinki. He received an MFA from the University of North Carolina and is the Founder of Acid Rain, a project that distributes art work through mass media such as television broadcasts and electronic publications. His projects have been written about in publications such as ARTFORUM, and Art Papers, among others.