A video about this exhibit is at a link from the "2020 Show at TAG" section of this website

Update: After installation in March 2020, promptly followed by three months of gallery closure at the start of the pandemic, Katie Crown's Really Big Drawings exhbition at TAG Gallery in Los Angeles opened briefly in June before galleries were ordered closed again. The artwork was taken down in July 2020.

These wall-mounted “metal drawings” amplify Crown's cartooning, with subject matter jolted from her sketchbooks. The works are her take of the roles humor and horror play in life. Some people can be seen experiencing pancake-induced anxiety, agitated bicycling, or an unusual therapy session.

Humor has often been an element in Crown’s practice. These new works take it to an exaggerated mode. In addition to their linear aspects, the pieces include planes of color and pattern. The style suits the character of each situation depicted. "With all the difficulties in the world, we need comedy to pull through," Crown says.

The heft of these pieces does not come across in photographs. The works are enamel paint on quarter-inch thick aluminum that has been cut to the shape of the source drawings. They are pinned out from the wall a fraction of an inch, so shadows become part of the appearance. See them in person if you get a chance.

TAG Gallery is at 5458 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. For more information, see www.taggallery.net or call 310-829-9556.

Katie Crown with her
Katie Crown beside her Sincere installed on a wall