NICHOLAS CROGHAN: DWELLINGS
April 27 - June 3, 2018
Lewis Bear Family and Greenhut Construction Co. Galleries
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
PMA Gallery Talk: UWF Historic Trust Museums Open House Saturday, June 2, 2018 Noon - 1:00 pm
Nicholas Croghan presents a series of metalpoint drawings that depict the history of four metaphorical civilizations. The drawn records on display illustrate the incomplete story of the cliff dwellers, forest dwellers, sea dwellers, and sky dwellers. The work shown is primarily done in silverpoint, copperpoint, brasspoint, nickelpoint, and goldpoint.
Croghan will discuss this exhibition and his research for the Dwellings series in detail during the UWF Historic Trust Museums Open House on June 2 from 11am-2pm.
Croghan is a mixed media artist who uses traditional and non-traditional materials to create 2D and 3D art objects. In his recent work he uses metalpoint as the primary medium. Silverpoint, copperpoint, goldpoint, brasspoint and nickelpoint are used to investigate the fine details of mechanical systems, landscapes, and architecture which are the subject matter for his current body of work. In 2014, his artwork “Facades” received the Cinco Banderas Permanent Collection Purchase Award. Before coming to UWF in 2012, he managed academic galleries, commercial sales galleries, folk art organizations, multicultural centers and directed expansive museum exhibition programming. Croghan received a bachelor’s of fine arts degree from Murray State University, a master’s degree in art from the University of Louisville, and a master’s in fine art degree from Colorado State University. Croghan is currently PMA's Chief Preparator, the director of The Art Gallery at UWF (TAG) and teaches museum studies, gallery practices and studio art classes.