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Painting by Cameron University’s Jack Crouch selected for international exhibition

A painting by Cameron University’s Jack Crouch, assistant professor of art, has been selected for AASH Vol8, an international, juried exhibit hosted by the Arcadia Theatre in Tyler, Texas. His oil painting, “Amanda,” will be on display through March 3 at the Gallery Main Street, located at 101 N. College Avenue, Suite 105, in Tyler.

Italian art collector and dealer Giovanni Moretti serves as the juror for the competition. A native of Milan, he has worked with emerging and established artists for more than 19 years and is always looking for fresh insights that only art can provide.

Crouch is one of only 17 international artists to have works selected for the exhibition.

“My work is rooted in expressionism and abstraction,” Crouch says. “I love a direct approach to painting. The formalist qualities of color, line, shape and composition drive the paintings. Intense color and free brushwork hold precedence over the subject. I find the possibilities of what oil paint can do as a material to be endless. This love for the material keeps me exploring different styles and motifs including the figure, narrative painting, and the landscape.”

Crouch joined this faculty at Cameron in August 2021 and teaches painting, drawing and printmaking. Born and raised in rural Illinois to an artist father and preschool teacher mother, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Illinois University in 2009. He then earned a Master of Arts degree and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Bradley University.



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