Greensboro College Presents Painting Exhibit by Micah Daw Sept. 6-26

September 4, 2019 3:11 pm
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“Kozolek” Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 40″ x 36″ 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College Department of Art presents an exhibit of paintings by Micah Daw, Sept. 6-26 in the Anne Rudd Galyon Gallery in Cowan Humanities Building.

Normal gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. A closing reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Daw’s work explores a multifaceted approach to painting. He sources images, patterns and geometric forms from his immediate surroundings. Working and reworking by layering a multitude of gestures he seeks to create a sense of flux or destabilization in his work.

His paintings and drawings explore a tension between depth and flatness where the delineation of negative space and positive space is blur. Consequentially, his work stakes out an intermediary space, a passage point, or a point of intersection that suggests transitional movement. Often overwrought and abstruse, his work calls into question the current oversaturation of our visual culture.

Daw has exhibited his work nationally in cities such as Greensboro; Columbus, Ohio; Philadelphia; and New York. In 2010, he was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant.

Daw also is a dedicated art educator and has worked as an instructor for the University of Florida and Santa Fe College for several years. He moved to Greensboro in 2017 to accompany his wife as she pursues her doctorate in piano performance at UNC Greensboro. Since then, he has maintained an active studio practice at Greensboro’s 205 Collaborative in addition to teaching art at Elon University and Davidson County Community College.

Greensboro College’s Department of Art offers the B.A. or B.S. in Art and the B.A. in Art Education, as well as the B.F.A. in painting or sculpture.

The program, with individual attention to students, combines classic art principles with the liberal-arts foundations of diverse branches of inquiry, including both science and the humanities, so that students can incorporate as much of the world as possible into their own art-making.

For more information about Greensboro College’s art program, contact department chair Jim Langer at 336-272-7102, ext. 5361, or email langerj@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.

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