May 5th - July 31st, 2014
Installation/Sculpture/New Media/Photography/Mixed Media
Mike Calway-Fagen is continually drawn back to the land, people and places that have been a focal point for much of his adult life. His conceptual interests deal with big ideas, such as carving out a space to understand questions pertaining to human worth, faith, time, death and love as well as to tie together many of these far-flung epicentric points. During a time when people are in jeopardy of losing their collective imagination, Calway-Fagen creates work that allows them to slow down, look, listen, think and feel. He received his BFA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and an MFA from the University of California in San Diego. He has also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, been a Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center and has been a resident at the Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA), the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Skowhegan, ME) and Sculpture Space (Utica, NY). The artist has also received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the state of Tennessee. His work has been reviewed in publications such as Art Papers and World Sculpture Magazine. The artist has exhibited his work widely at museums, galleries, and project spaces here in the states and abroad. This summer he will complete a public sculpture, Dyramid at Franconia Sculpture Park. Calway-Fagen is Visiting Professor at Indiana University.