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Morgan Craig, Foolish Thing Desire
oil on linen, 60" x 42", 2011

Beside the Point: An Exploration in Architecture
and Identity
Paintings by Morgan Craig

  • September 29- November 3, 2012
  • Reception: October 11, 6-8 p.m., Gallery Lounge, gallery talk by Morgan Craig at 7 p.m., music by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble
  • Additional Artist Lecture: October 11 at 1:15 p.m., Parkland Art Gallery

This exhibition of paintings by Philadelphia artist Morgan Craig explores how the abandoned architectural edifices from a post-industrial era affect and influence a society. Large in scale, Morgan’s paintings depict the stark interiors of forgotten and ruinous factories, prisons, or urban structures. Morgan states,
“They not only convey knowledge about the past, but also serve an ideological function in the present. These three-dimensional structures play pivotal roles in shaping both societal and cultural understandings of history while simultaneously aiding in an ongoing process of present-day identity construction.”
Morgan Craig has exhibited throughout the U.S.A. Canada, Europe, and Australia, including OK Harris in New York City, SPACES in Cleveland, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Australian National University. Craig has received numerous awards including a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships. He has also been invited to several residencies including Atelje Stundars in Finland, the Macdowell Colony, and Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts.

All events in the handicapped-accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Parkland is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/351-2505.

Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and Saturday, noon - 2 p.m.

To find the gallery when classes are in session, we suggest using the M6 parking lot on the north corner of the campus. Enter through any door and follow the ramps uphill to the highest point of the first floor, where the gallery is located. The gallery windows overlook the outdoor fountain area.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Parkland is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/351-2505.







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