Welcome to earth

Post by Francisco Cadavid

Rah Crawford’s innovative works at Qbix contain a swirl of designs riddled across the faces and other body parts of individuals, which in turn have hidden words and symbols which are key to deciphering the meaning of the paintings.

Crawford deals with very human issues, ranging from sin, to race, to narcissism, capturing what makes us truly human. As a result, the title of the exhibition, “Welcome to Earth; Act 01: Human,” is not surprising.

Crawford’s vivid use of color accents his inventive method of hiding the meaning of the work in the relationship between the text and the image.

–Francisco Cadavid is a student in Colette Copeland’s art writing class at the University of Pennsylvania