This past weekend AM had a chance to stop by Rosson Crow’s Brooklyn studio where she graciously gave us a sneak preview of her upcoming Deitch Projects show “Bowery Boys” opening on March 4th. As the name implies, Rosson uses her loose and dreamy abstract style to reinterpret the landscape & culture of downtown Manhattan. Working within the storied hall/traditions of Deitch Projects, Rosson dares to nostalgically re-imagine the “bad boy” underground streets artists of yesteryear and their impact on the urban culture of NYC. Some of the striking pieces we observed held subtle tributes/references to street legends such as tags of Dash Snow, Twist and Keith Haring.

The Williamsburg warehouse turned studio space was perfect for Rosson’s “go big” style of which she says –  “I paint (large) to submerge my audience in the environment.” The awe-inspiring size and style of Rosson’s work makes us want to upgrade our place to fit one of her stunning paintings in our living room. This show not only looks amazing, but will also be one of the last shows at Deitch before it’s closed June 1st for his jump to the MOCA.

See all the pics from the studio visit after the jump…


Rosson’s alter ego “Ro Crow” was cool enough to tag some show posters for three of our lucky readers. We’ll randomly select the winners from the comments below (or on our facebook fan page for those who can’t comment here). Just make sure you do it by Friday 8pm PST.

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