In [ the quiet roar ] Sydney Croskery presents a suite of drawings inspired by Joshua Tree, California. The work responds to the desert’s polarized forces, where nature collides with technology, societal conformity with its rejection, and where its preternatural stillness creates a silent roar.

Croskery’s practice utilizes a database system for the collection, classification and organization of banal and/or discarded items that make up the undercurrent of contemporary daily life: remnants of disposable items, photos, commercials, stolen moments from social media, etc..). In her work insignificant single items combine as a kind of hieroglyphics that reflect the over-stimulation of consumptive contemporary society.

The 7 graphite works in this series combine disparate images culled from time spent in the desert and with the architecture of the gallery in mind.  With one full wall that opens to the majesty of the desert, the works themselves look out on the quiet roar of the vast expanse.

Sydney Croskery is a third generation Angelino, who lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work generally is about society, over-stimulation, and consumption. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has participated in group shows at the Torrance Art Museum, LACE, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art , Angles Gallery, 18th Street Center, Raid Projects, antena gallery in Chicago, and has done multiple performance projects both at the Getty Museum and in the Deitch Art Parade in NY. She recently curated the show 6H to 8B at the Fellows of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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