Cressman’s non-traditional drawings are inspired by observations of the linear patterns found during the winter season when heavy snowfall creates stark contrasts across the entire state; dark branches casting shadows over the winter snow. His drawings are constructed using raspberry cane, dogbane, and dried daylily stalks. Cressman lets the gestural qualities of these found natural materials to take precedence in the work.
Site-specific projects have interested him throughout his career. There is a delight to see the relationship between these natural materials and the architecture of each gallery space. The “drawings” tend to transform the space, and this harmony allows the viewer to concentrate on the beauty of the material itself.
We hope you will join us for the opening reception on Friday, November 2nd with an artist reception from 6 to 9 PM. The exhibition will be on view from November 2nd through December 29th.