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Artist Creighton Michael to work with students on exhibition for Clifford Art Gallery

By Contributing Writer on October 18, 2013
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Colgate’s Clifford Art Gallery and the Department of Art and Art History will host an exhibition by artist Creighton Michael P’14 titled “Pattern Play” from October 23 through January 29, 2014.

The showing, which is free and open to the public, will feature a lecture by Michael at 4:30 p.m. October 23 in Golden Auditorium in Little Hall. A reception will follow.

This is the seventh exhibition in Michael’s Dimensional Drawing Project, which began nine years ago at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica.

For this exhibition, Michael will collaborate with Colgate students to create a site-specific installation intended to expand definitions of drawing and to understand drawing’s relationship to other marking systems such as musical notation, calligraphy, and choreography.

At the close of the exhibition in January 2014, a musical composition inspired by the works will be performed in the Clifford Art Gallery. Michael will also premiere his new video installation, “Shadows-Speak,” which appears as a subtle play of light and shadow dancing to the taps of a typewriter’s keys.

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