Russell Crotty’s ‘Remote and Curious Worlds’

Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent, November 28, 2018

 In Remote and Curious Worlds, an exhibition of recent bio-resin collages now on view at the Porch Gallery in Ojai, artist Russell Crotty has found an intriguing answerable form for advertising imaginary properties on real exoplanets. Although some outliers get their own unique titles, the majority of the pieces are numbered elements in a series called “Skirting the Habitable Zone,” the title a play on the scientific obsession with identifying heavenly bodies that could potentially support human life.