ON VIEW: July 11 - August 9, 2020
Virtual Panel Discussion: Friday, July 10 from 5 - 6:30pm
Sign up via Eventbrite for a virtual panel discussion on Zoom featuring Morgan Craig & Sheri Rush, moderated by Steve Juras.
Meet the Artists: Sunday, July 12
Sign up via Eventbrite to meet the artists in-person! Exhibiting artists include Morgan Craig, Jennifer Mannebach, Scott Mossman and Sheri Rush. Time slots are 12:00pm - 1:00pm; 1:15pm - 2:15pm; 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Registration is required, as a limited number of visitors will be allowed in the gallery space at the same time.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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 (2009, 2019), the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (2007, 2011), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship (2006, 2008). 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 Vanderbilt, University of Central Florida, and Colorado State University. Last summer, he participated in residencies at Paul Artspace, St. Louis, MO., the Resident Artist Program in Silver City, NV, and the Munandi Art Space in Lusaka, Zambia. This past fall, he had a solo exhibition at Binghamton University. Later this year, he will have a solo exhibition at both Evanston Art Center in Evanston, IL, and Western Nevada College in Carson City, NV.
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.
GALLERY HOURS & VISITOR INFORMATION FOR COVID-19 GUIDELINES
This exhibition will be held in the First Floor Gallery of the Evanston Art Center (EAC). When arriving at the EAC during our Gallery Hours, please wait outside and call us at (847) 475-5300 for entry. All visitors are required to wear masks and take their temperature upon entry using provided gloves, and share results with an EAC staff member. Please adhere to 6' social distancing requirements when in the gallery space.
Monday - Friday: 1 pm - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm
HOW TO PURCHASE ARTWORK
If you are interested in purchasing artwork on display, please contact Cara Feeney, Director of Exhibitions, at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) or (847) 475-5300 x 107.