The Upper East Side gallery, the Ross+Kramer Gallery is launching a new exhibition. The showcase is entitled “West Cliff,” featuring the works of Christian Rex van Minnen. The show gets its name from the West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz, California. The artist now calls the area home, recently relocated from New York City. The collection includes a series of images by van Minnen depicting different types of travelers on the cliffs. People of all backgrounds commingle on this “geological and figurative crumbling edge of the western United States of America.”
Among the works are figures inspired by Spanish Baroque painter Francisco de Zurbarán. The influences come from a series of life-size portraits, titled Jacob and His Twelve Sons. Minnen’s figures are depicted on the western-most edge, where land and water meet. The new works feature monotypes and etchings, some of which were created during the artist’s stay at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
Take a closer look at the exhibition in the images below and find out more from the Ross+Kramer Gallery immediately. The showcase will run from February 27 to March 14. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more art and art exhibitions coming very soon.
Photos via Ross+Kramer Gallery