Josh Crow: A native of central Missouri, Josh Crow works mostly in oil and watercolor, painting people, places and things that resonate with him. A large part of the significance of the paintings is how they are painted. The subject matter can vary greatly, but the accuracy and energy of the brushwork and drawing are a major part of the content or the reason to do the paintings. Much of the work Crow shows is oil on canvas and panels.
The content usually involves a mundane view of life seen in a odd perspective or a slightly odd happening in a normal place. Once such theme is deer wandering into buildings or other such places they should not be. Within these ideas Crow plays with his love of color and light. Crow's work is currently on exhibit in the gallery space at Orr Street Studios.
Simon Tatum was born in 1995 in George Town, Grand Cayman. Tatum currently lives and studies in Columbia, Missouri, and was the 2014 recipient of the Cayman Islands Visual Arts and Design Scholarship from Deutsche Bank and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. He has shown a solo exhibition within the University of Missouri titled Discover and Rediscover. He has also been a part of numerous group exhibitions that include, Open Air Prisons: Las Antillias Para Los Antillianos at the LACE Gallery in Los Angeles, California, and the Caribbean Linked IV Exhibition in Oranjestad, Aruba.
Tatum was honored in 2016 with an international artist grant from the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) and with the Richard M Henessy Scholarship Award. He also has works in permanent collections throughout the U.S. and Caribbean region that include the Atelier 89 Gallery and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. Tatum is currently working on a new series of charcoal prints and mixed media sculptures for his next solo exhibition, Looking Back and Thinking Ahead. This exhibition will be held at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in May 2017.