Morgan Craig

All of Nowhere: Explorations in Architecture and Identity

2012 Exhibit Dates
Nov 15 To Dec 16

Morgan Craig believes that architectural structures acting as both repositories and vehicles for memory profoundly influence culture and identity by providing a tangible framework through which facets of a society can be expressed. Consequently, Craig has been inspired to build a body of work dealing with how identity is influenced by the types of architecture present in a given landscape. Too often the post-industrial edifices are dismissed as symbols of failure, danger, and/or obsolescence. While evidence of these past or present-day difficulties may not be pleasant, Craig feels it imperative that societies not ignore their existence nor their impact on the past, present, and future understanding of societies.

Morgan Craig has exhibited nationally and internationally and has received numerous awards including, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, and a PCA Fellowship. He has been an invited artist in residence at Atelje Stundars in Finland, the Macdowell Colony, and Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts; and he was a visiting artist at the Australian National University. He has been granted a fellowship at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris for the summer of 2012.

The Golden Age of Smoke and Mirrors The Golden Age of Smoke and Mirrors, 2008, oil on linen, 72" x 96"