Parlor Gallery, who recently celebrated 5 years in downtown Asbury, presents the opening of “Something To Sing About”, a solo show by Ryan Cronin plus “Do Re Mi”, a small group show in the back gallery on Saturday, march 15th from 7 to 11 p.m.

Ryan Cronin’s paintings, which use your typical Rustoleum paints, are certainly not short on color. The childlike, rawness of his work brings a sense of humor that’s both simple and entertaining. Art doesn’t have to be so stuck up and pretentious and that is certainly the case with Cronin’s pieces.

“This select body of works was realized over a period of ten years, ” says Cronin. “It explores the humor or light heartedness of my own interpretation or reaction to life. Within this body there are various themes, but all of them are driven by process, form, and color. They are meant to be quick and easy to read and whether good or bad, to leave a lasting impression.”

Cronin grew up in working class Katonah, NY and was born in the front seat of a 1960s Plymouth station wagon. A child of the 80s, Cronin was immersed in the pop culture. Punk rock, skateboards, MTV, graffiti and youthful disregard are an integral part of Cronin’s artwork.

His work is held in several private collections in Miami, New York and California. He currently resides in the countryside outside of NYC.

“Do Re Mi” will feature the work of Evo Love, Sarah Applebaum, GILF!, Junker Jane, Mark Mothersbaugh (of DEVO), BASK, and Joseph Bottari.

For more information visit Parlor Gallery is located at 717 Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park.

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Photo at top: Ryan Cronin

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