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Morgan Croney
March 2003
"Disegno," Edward M. Smith Gallery, Davidson, NC
Artist Statement

Reducing interiors to their basic forms, I focus on creating precise layers of fine graphite. Each layer builds on the one before, producing subtle variations in tone and surface. My formal interest rests in these variations and the proportional relationships between the walls, floor, and ceiling.

The interiors presented are emptied of physical objects, making way for a sacred place of personal thought.

The title of the show, Disegno, makes reference to renaissance art theory. In such theory, Disegno extends beyond its literal translation of drawing or design. Disegno refers to the underlying structure of art, the intellectual component of the visual arts, which elevates the discipline to liberal arts.

This show establishes my view on drawing as a currently relevant fine art.