AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the University of Michigan Cancer Center to check out their new exhibit “Ann Arbor Street Paintings: Oil on Panel.” Carlye Crisler, a well known Ann Arbor artist of en plein air (outdoor) painting, is originally from the Bucktown district of Chicago. Her goal is to paint an environment or neighborhood by showing activities, people and lighting at a particular time of day, capturing an extended sense of place. In this collection of en plein air oil paintings, Crisler has taken on complicated places with many textures and divisions of space. She embraces ambiguity with shapes of buildings broken by shadow and parts of them hidden by other things barely determined.
Click here for more information about the “Ann Arbor Street Paintings: Oil on Panel” art exhibit.