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REM Gallery Opening Reception for Margaret Craig’s Ocean Harvest

When:
March 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2015-03-07T18:00:00-06:00
2015-03-07T21:00:00-06:00
Where:
REM Gallery
219 East Park Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
 Latte Topper Anemone 2013 12"x8"x8" latte lids ,soda bottles, epoxy, acrylic

Latte Topper Anemone 2013 12″x8″x8″ latte lids ,soda bottles, epoxy, acrylic

Margaret Craig
Ocean Harvest

mixed media

March 7 – April 24, 2015

Opening Reception:
First Saturday, March 7
6 – 9 PM

Regular Gallery Hours:
Fridays and Saturdays
Noon – 6 PM

Artist Statement:

My work is derived from printmaking methods; using multiples, mixed media with or without support, and prints stretched over forms using a technique I developed. My work is about the manipulation of form that transforms the idea; a recreation of multilayered process found in nature. A degree in biology informs my work. Scientific process controls the work, each layer a response to the results of the last experiment. The underlying imagery for me is about other worlds, and the portals between; worlds under the microscope or among the stars, drains, conduits and black holes. There are skins, translucent membranes on which the universe resides and puckers.But they also may be leaves and pond scum floating past on the surface of water, or plastic that evolves into creatures from the congregation of trash by the ocean gyres.

My art concerns contemplation of the ways we affect the plants and animals around us, and, sometimes how we may be affected by them. The excessive process I use in my work evokes a quality of human over manipulation. My intent is to create work that will engender thought about the relationship between humans and their surroundings.

Biography:

Margaret Craig received a degree in Biology Secondary Education, a BS in Art and an MA in Painting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She invented Tar Gel Pressless Etching and has demonstrated that and other techniques at national conferences. She is often involved in trade portfolios and exhibits locally, nationally and internationally. Currently she is Professor and Chair of Printmaking at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX . Her original Biology degree has been a major influence in the visual and ecological context of her work, and her shop promotes a less toxic approach to printmaking.

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