SHOW OPENING | DECEMBER 4, 6PM | GALLERY @ WATER STREET MARKET
Cronin Gallery presents, Kickin’ it Old School, a retrospective exhibit featuring a sampling of works created by Artist Ryan Cronin in the 1990’s. A prolific period for Cronin, the 90’s marked the emergence of what would become his signature style of creating bold, large-scale pieces using Rustoleum paint on wood boards, giving his work their uncommon heft and trademark glossy finish. Part homage, part love story, this show was the brainchild of Melanie Cronin, Ryan’s wife, and business partner. A chance encounter on social media with a long-time fan inspired Melanie to gather some significant work from private collections and bring it back “home” for showcasing in the recently renovated gallery space. The crisp white walls, industrial concrete flooring, and museum-quality lighting breathe new life into these pieces as they hang alongside more recent work, creating a full-circle moment that speaks to Cronin’s evolution as an artist.