Biggin Gallery

Pattern Play II: A Dimensional Drawing Project by Creighton Michael

October 1 - November 6, 2015
Artist lecture and opening reception: October 1 @ 5:00 p.m.
Collaborative Installation: September 28 - 30, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily

In Pattern Play II, Creighton Michael will continue his ongoing series of Dimensional Drawing Projects by working collaboratively with Auburn students to create a site-specific exhibition. Begun over nine years ago at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica, New York, the Dimensional Drawing Project works to expand definitions of drawing and to explore drawing's relationship to other marking systems such as musical notation, calligraphy, and choreography. Students and members of the Auburn community are invited to participate in a collaborative installation of this exhibit in Biggin Gallery from Monday, September 28 through Wednesday, September 30, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Creighton Michael is a New York-based artist whose practice is deeply rooted in a multifaceted investigation of drawing. Originally from Knoxville, TN, Michael recieved his M.A. in art history from Vanderbilt University and an M.F.A. in painting and multimedia from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a recipient of a Pollack Krasner Foundation grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in sculpture, and a Golden Foundation for the Arts award in painting. Michael has had solo exhibitions at the High Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York; Vanderbilt University; the Queens Museum of Art at Bulova Corporate Center; Neuberger Museum of Art; and Colgate University; he has also had solo shows in Copenhagen, Montreal, and Reykjavik. His work is included in various public and private collections including the National Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Denver Art Museum, Mint Museums of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; The John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas and Hafnarborg Museum, Iceland.

Image: Creighton Michael, One Thousand Pin Drawing


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Our mission is to present a stimulating, innovative program of exhibitions, lectures and special events that: develop understanding of artist expression in all its diversity; encourage cultural and intellectual awareness within the academic and civic communities; and, complement the Department of Art and Art History curriculum while contributing to the broader goals of the College of Liberal Arts and Auburn University.

Last Updated: October 06, 2015