David Crocker

The Roosterfish is one again proud to once again welcome multi-award winning painter and artist David Crocker.  David’s latest exhibit, “As One Boy With Another” is a mixed media exhibition of lifesized paintings depicting “multiple exposures” of the male nude.  the viewer is challenged to connect body parts and forge new relationships that blur the lines between organic pleasure and societal prohibition.

The title of this exhibit was inspired, in part, by French author J.K. Huysmans.  His novel A Rebours (trans. Against Nature) created such an example of extreme decadence that he was accused of promoting spiritual and moral perversity. This novel is even mentioned as a negative influence on Oscar Wilde’s title character in “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

David Crocker’s work was perhaps best described by the LA Alternative Press which called it, “dripping with raw emotion and vibrant color!” David received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from Michigan State University, studied painting in Florence, Italy, and was classically trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

The Roosterfish will be displaying several of David’s homoerotic works through the end of April, so please come down and check them out. You can view several of his other pieces on his website at www.DavidCrockerArtist.com