Cronin & Moore: Challenging One’s Psyche

Fantastic review. Refreshingly insightful!!

by A. Yanina Gomez, Ph.D.

Since the first time I was introduced to the artwork of Jennifer Cronin and Jennifer Moore, I was intrigued with the bold conversations taking place in their work. Both artists are currently on exhibition at White Rippled Gallery. in Hammond, IN. The exhibit titled “Reality of a Common Fantasy” explores how similar both artists define and portray reality, fantasy, familiarity and mystery. It is on view until June 6, 2014.

Untitled (Self Portrait #2), Oil on canvas, 42" x 72", 2008 Untitled (Self Portrait #2), Oil on canvas, 42″ x 72″, 2008

Untitled (Self Portrait), Oil on canvas, 84” x 48”, 2008 Untitled (Self Portrait #1), Oil on canvas, 84” x 48”, 2008

As I entered the gallery, I found myself between two powerful life-size paintings created by Jennifer Cronin. I could not help myself but to think about what Sigmund and Anna Freud would refer to as “projection” (i.e., defense mechanism). Is Cronin challenging each viewer to identify something about the self that may…

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