Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery: Reception for “Jim Morrison Is the Red Ranger” by Lawrence Cromwell

FSU’s Roper Gallery to Host Installation by Lawrence Cromwell

Frostburg State University will host “Jim Morrison Is the Red Ranger,” an installation by contemporary artist Lawrence Cromwell, in the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery from Friday, Sept. 6, to Wednesday, Sept. 25. The exhibition will open with a reception on Sept. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The works in “Jim Morrison Is the Red Ranger” are colorful collisions of masterfully crafted figures. The installation incorporates paintings on organically shaped boards, large mobiles, hanging sculptures and short stop-animation films playing on mounted screens. The repeated figures, half-formed illustrations and use of kinetic energy suggest the chaotic, anxious and fleeting feeling of being alive. Some of the figures are recognizable, and some are not; they appear to be portrayals of the images that float on the edge of one’s consciousness.

Cromwell received his BFA from the University of Tennessee and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been in numerous exhibitions across the country from Connecticut to New Mexico, including a handful of solo and group shows at the Jordan Faye Contemporary Gallery in Baltimore.

The Roper Gallery is in the Fine Arts Building. It is open Sunday through Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the Department of Visual Arts at 301-687-4797 or

Friday, September 6, 2013 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

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