| by Tim Smith

Picasso and the loaves, 2015
15 x 18 x 7 inches
oil, spray paint, cloth, plastic, cement, rubber on wood.

Jim Condron ’92, an American painter and assemblage artist, received a prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant for $30,000, one of the largest awards this year. Named for the abstract impressionist Jackson Pollock and his wife and fellow abstract painter Lee Krasner, the grant gives Condron “time, studio space, and materials to make his works, which could be described as a 21st-century American take on African and Oceanic tribal fetish objects,” a press release from the foundation notes. “Future plans include a large-scale piece dedicated to the magnanimous spirit of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner,” Condron said in a statement to the Baltimore Sun, which reported on the award Jan. 31. Artdaily.org also ran a story about Condron’s award.