Some artists embrace their background. Others flee it. Chad Crane does something in between. Though he is a rural Utah boy who grew up watching Westerns and surrounded by the cowboy life, Crane hates cowboy paintings. Which is precisely why he started to paint them. These aren’t the kind of cowboy paintings you’re likely to find at the County fair, however. They are sardonic paintings that revel in the joy of playing with paint as well as with stereotypes. Watch our interview with the artist by clicking the image below.
Chad Crane’s recent work is showing at Salt Lake’s Art Access Gallery through October 9.