Grey Crawford: Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1

Grey Crawford: Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1

Publisher: Beam Editions, May 2022
Texts: Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexer, Hannah Glauner, and Ashley Gallant
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Pages: 152, Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN 978-1-7399865-3-7

Grey Crawford. Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1
In 1978 Grey Crawford created a body of colour photographic work that was so radical in its aesthetic and technique that few people to this day understand how it was made.
Chroma documents late 70s Los Angeles in a period of radical urban transformation. Scenes of vernacular architecture, demolition sites and everyday places are contrasted with graphic forms that float on the surface and sit within the image.
A student at Claremont and LA native, Crawford’s work shows the influence of radical Californian painters such as Karl Benjamin and John McLaughlin in the medium of photography.
While Light and Space, Minimalism, and Geometric Abstraction, existed firmly within painting and sculpture, Crawford showed the possibilities of photography as an art form and blurred the boundaries between photography, sculpture and installation.
Crawford’s work holds an important place in art history and its visionary aesthetic remains relevant and more familiar than ever in the 21st century.
Featuring essays by Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexer, Hannah Glauner, and Ashley Gallant, and a detailed, technical description of the process used to create the images in the darkroom by the artist himself.

El Mirage

Published by: Hatje Cantz, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Artist: Grey Crawford
Texts: Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexler
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-4518-5
El Mirage
Finding Bones

Finding Bones

Published by: Kerher Verlag Heidelberg Berlin, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Texts: Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexler
Artists: Grey Crawford
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-86828-779-0