BW/&C – Paintings and Photographs

Kipp Baker, Ron Crouch, Leo Wesson

October 22 through November 20

Reception for the artist:
Saturday, October 22, 6:00 – 9:00

Exhibition Photos

B/W&C refers to the artists’ last names, but is also evocative of photography and works derived from photography. The three artists vary in aesthetic interests, yet share a fascination with photography’s influence on how we view our world.

Ron Crouch paints scenes of modern life, using a fluid brush that transforms mundane snapshots into tightly scripted, open-ended narratives. “I see my work as being like loose pages out of a book where the viewer finishes the story,” he says. “I don’t have a set way I want the story to be completed. In fact, if the story has only one ending, it hardly seems worth looking at a second time.” (

Leo Wesson has worked as a professional photographer for over 35 years and is “in love with light.” His prints celebrate life by sharing an unsentimental yet beautifully crafted view of the world, with lush images that capture everyday events and occasions at the precise moment when the peculiar and familiar intersect. (

Kipp Baker explores the phenomena of the “corrupted image” – a modern artifact that takes place when a video feed is compromised, causing the image to break up into a mosaic-like blend of pixelated motion and time. Both familiar and disconcerting, Baker’s work reminds that what we observe is only a simulacrum of real life. (