Tuesday, October 26, 2010

UWG Hosts Art Exhibit Featuring Irish Designers

The University of West Georgia’s Bobick Gallery will feature the work of Brian Cronin and Terry Monaghan on Thursday, Oct. 28 until Nov. 26. There will be a reception on Oct. 28 at 5-7 p.m., with a gallery talk by Monaghan at 5:30 p.m.

The exhibition depicts the work of two Irish-born artists residing in the United States: Monaghan, a graphic designer, and Cronin, an illustrator. Both artists utilize the tools and training of their profession to produce work driven by personal impulse, as opposed to client-based or commercial work.

Cronin, who lives in New York, studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, Virgin Atlantic, Penguin Books, The Washington Post, Fortune and Entertainment Weekly. He has also been published in many important illustration annuals.

Monaghan also studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, and currently resides in Carrollton, Ga. His work is about abstraction, process and articulation, and their role in how we perceive our experience. He combines color, shape relationships and references urban landscapes in his work. He has been featured in art shows at Alternative Entertainments in Dublin and the Cultural Arts Center in Carrollton. He has also exhibited his work in group shows including Eyedrum in Atlanta and the Art & Science Collaboration in New York.

All gallery events are free to students, faculty, staff and the public. This exhibition will coincide with the Department of Art’s Art Incend Week, which includes Carve on the Quad, Safe Treat, Anagama Kiln Firing, an iron pour and other exciting art-related activities at UWG.

For more information on the By Design exhibition, please contact Stephanie Smith, Gallery Coordinator, at slsmith@westga.edu or 678-839-4950.

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