“Onward,” Cameron faculty member Jack Crouch’s unique take on Jacques-Louis David’s famed painting “Napoleon Crossing the Alps,” has been selected for inclusion in Strange Paradise: A Window into Surrealism. The national exhibition is hosted by Annmarie Sculpture Gardens and Arts Center, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate in Solomonds, Md., and will run from May 27 through September 18.
Crouch’s oil painting is from his series “Remodeling the Masters,” in which he puts a whimsical twist to paintings from art history. The 68”x55” work was previously selected for a surrealism exhibition earlier this year.
“It’s an honor for ‘Onward’ to be continually invited to shows,” Crouch says.
Crouch joined the faculty at Cameron in August 2021 and teaches painting and drawing. 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.