Charleston transplant and artist Crosby Jack, has made himself at home in the Holy City. You can catch him working on live murals at King Dusko and music festivals or teaching street art and printmaking classes at the Redux Contemporary Art Center and The Citadel. Perhaps you’ve seen the mural over at St. Andrew’s Fire Department? That Jack’s work. His use of vibrant colors, contemplative images, and socially charged characters — such as “Frankencorn,” the genetically modified vegetable — have given him the standout title as a renegade artist in the city.
And on Thursday you can get a closer look at the street artist’s work when he presents his new show Croz at King Dusko. His signature images as well as new original pieces will be displayed in the indoor gallery. “This show allows me to see how my street art style has evolved into one cohesive body of work,” he says.
Large, numbered, and signed prints will be available for purchase and the artist himself will be around to answer questions about his work. “I’m trying to take over the energy of my larger scale pieces and contain it into a smaller window for this show,” says Jack about his new original pieces.
Jack’s work is not limited to the Charleston area. He has taken on projects in other countries. Most recently, Jack volunteered his time to contribute to murals in Belize. There, he and fellow artists Hannah Rose and JahSun painted murals in the city of Dangriga with the hope of sharing the importance of public art with the community. “Art is a responsibility to identify and use your strengths to better the community, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be your community,” Jack says. “It is it’s own language, like putting a sentence together with images.”
Stop by King Dusko (541 King St.) Thurs. Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. to view Croz. For more information, view crosbyjackart.com.
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