May 24 - June 23, 2019
Morgan Craig– "Identifying with Artifice: the Specter of Capitalism"
Friday, May 24, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
I believe that architectural structures acting as both repositories and as vehicles for memory profoundly influence culture and identity by providing a tangible framework through which facets of a society can be expressed. Consequently, I have been inspired to build a body of work dealing with how identity is influenced by the types of architectural edifices present in a given landscape. My work is not merely a method of documentation, but a sociopolitical/socioeconomic commentary on the effects of hubris, avarice, free trade, outsourcing, deregulation, deterritorialization, neoliberalism, obsolescence, and international-finance-capital upon communities throughout the world. Within the realm of Jacques Derrida’s theory of Hauntology, the paintings speak of the slow disintegration of the future, and the abysmal fragmentation of the past.
Morgan Craig has exhibited throughout the U.S.A. Canada, Europe, and Australia, including SPACES in Cleveland, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and the Australian National University. Craig has received numerous awards including, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (twice), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship. He has also been invited to several residencies including, Cite Internationale des Arts, the Macdowell Colony, UCross, Proekt Fabrika in Moscow, and Red Gate in Beijing. Selections from his oeuvre were recently featured in several solo exhibitions, including Western Illinois, Vanderbilt, and Salisbury Universities. Upcoming solo exhibitions are scheduled for the University of Central Florida, and Colorado State University. This summer, he will participate in a residency in Lusaka, Zambia.
More information: www.morgancraig.org