Grooms Room is a long-term gallery installation that celebrates over 30 years of art created by the American Pop artist, Red Grooms. Best known for his self-described “sculpto-pictoramas,” Grooms uses a combination of painting and sculpture in a distinctive – and immediately recognizable – witty pictorial style.
Creating environments of everyday life to tell stories of people living in modern urban cities, Grooms imbues his figures with exaggerated physical characteristics and actions, which give the work an overall feeling of cartoon-like improvisation.
Grooms Room features works, drawn from the Museum’s important collection of American art, and is augmented by generous loans from two private collections, the Steven D. Robinson Family and the Robert B. Mayer Family Collection. The energy and frenzy of Red Grooms’ zany art will be sure to delight your eyes and put a smile on your face.