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A Worlds View

Artist Russell Crotty puts a face on infinity in his sketches of the universe

Photographs courtesy of the Contemporary Arts Muse
Globes and large books dominate Crotty's work.
Globes and large books dominate Crotty's work.

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Through October 12; 713-284-8250
Contemporary Arts Museum, 5216 Montrose

When we look up into the night sky, we are looking back in time. Since the universe is expanding, rushing away from us, essentially we are looking into infinity. Faced with this enormity, we need the human. That's why Russell Crotty draws. Even the largest of these images convey the intimacy of this most personal of artistic practices. Not that he makes the universe intimate, for who could make infinity intimate? The intimacy comes in the communication to us of what he sees through his telescope's lens and his imagination. That intimacy opens up worlds.

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