Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Art Gallery Support Facility
Location Notes:
AGS; Art Gallery Support Facility; Print and Drawing Cabinet Room; Top 6

Grand Rapids X

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.18.1
Artist:
Ryan Crawley
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Date:
2020
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 20" Width: 20"
Description:
Acrylic paint on canvas painting of the iconic blue bridge of downtown Grand Rapids with water below and city building in the background. "Grand Rapids" text is painted top left corner. The entire painting is in various shades of blue, white and black.
Historical Context:
"Peaceful protests were had and then they escalated into riots. Buildings were defaced, glass broken, but from what I know no one was killed. I'm not here to argue, I'm only here to thank the community for going into the city to clean up today. Today is just as important, cleaning up is important, and moving forward is important. While chance is necessary, I hope this only helps the change. I want progress, I feel everyone can get behind that." - Social Media post by artist Ryan Crawley