Marshall Crossman - Pacifica

Marshall Crossman/ Marshall Crossman

United States 1951

Painting

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Marshall Crossman
Marshall Crossman
Female
United States
1951

Marshall Crossman is an American painter, born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1951. She works primarily in oil on canvas. Her work is featured in many private and public collections.

Art by Marshall Crossman

Marshall Crossman - Beach Series #201, 2015 - Beach Series #204, 2015
Marshall Crossman – Beach Series #201, 2015 / Beach Series #204, 2015

Marshal Crossman received her BFA in 1973 from Colorado State University, Fort Collins. In 1977 she moved to San Francisco, where she soon absorbed the Bay’s figurative tradition. As of 2000, she and her family live in Pacifica, a small community along the coast, just south of San Francisco. After years of experimentation with canvases and colors, Crossman can say that she has reached at finish that feels satisfactory. Inspiration comes from the artist’s surroundings. The Beach series has two seemingly different, but connected sources of inspiration. First of them being the fisherman’s trophy pictures from the nearby shop, and the second is the imagination of swimming in the Bay, as the water is too cold for any kind of prolonged swim.

Art by Marshall Crossman

Marshall Crossman - Class Photo Series #88, 2007 - Class Photo Series #109, 2008
Marshall Crossman – Class Photo Series #88, 2007 – Class Photo Series #109, 2008

The Pacifica series is much quieter than Beach series, which is full of life, swimmers and surfers, all dancing on a thin line between abstraction and reality. On the other side, Pacifica is devoid of human presence, something that has marked artist’s previous work. The energy of human movement is certainly lacking in this series, but that has opened the door for process of endless imagination in viewers, providing peace and tranquility, like you can almost smell the ocean and feel the cool breeze. Crossman’s work will make you daydream about happy days at the beach, evoke some memories from school, make you get lost in your thoughts while watching the ocean waves. Whatever the case, emotions will be awoken in the viewers, and that is something that any artist dreams of.

Art by Marshall Crossman

Marshall Crossman - Pacifica 1, 2011 - Pacifica 11, 2014
Marshall Crossman – Pacifica 1, 2011 – Pacifica 11, 2014

She is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Marshall Crossman lives and works in Pacifica, San Francisko, California.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Water’s EdgeQuogue Gallery, Quogue, NYSolo
2015The Annual ReviewQuogue Gallery, Quogue, NYGroup
2015ArtHamptons Art FairQuogue Gallery at Booth 211, Bridgehampton, NYGroup
2014This Way to the BeachMatre Gallery, Atlanta, GAGroup
2013ReunionJulie Nester Gallery, Park City, UTSolo
2013FiveJulie Nester Gallery, Park City, UTGroup
2012Big WaterDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2012Summer ShowJulie Nester Gallery, Park City, UTGroup
2010FiguresJulie Nester Gallery, Park City, UTGroup
2009The Art of PlayDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009The Artists of ZYZZYVAMina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2008Moving PicturesJulie Nester Gallery, Park City, UTGroup
2007Class ActionDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
200710th Anniversary ShowDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2006Pacifica: Marshall CrossmanJulie Nester Gallery, Park City, UTSolo
2006UnknownBank of America, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005New Oil PaintigsDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2005The December ShowRobert Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GAGroup
2004Marshall CrossmanRobert Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GASolo
2004Opening Group ShowJulie Nester Gallery, Park City, UTGroup
2003Postures: Concerning the Human FigureRobert Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GAGroup
200345th Annual International ExhibitionSan Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CAGroup
2002Marshall CrossmanDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2001UnknownBeth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2000At the Millennium: Contemporary PaintingsMonterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CAGroup
1999Marshall CrossmanDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1998UnknownDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1998Spring Portfolio ShowTercera Gallery, Palo Alto, CAGroup
1991Marshall CrossmanClimate Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1990Marshall CrossmanJeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1988Marshall CrossmanJeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1987UnknownStephen Haller Fine Art, New York City, NYGroup