Roswell Artist-in-Residence Exhibition
January 20 - March 4, 2018
Winston and Marshall Gallery
Current Roswell Artist-in-Residence Conor Fagan paints imaginary landscapes in a naturalistic style, creating invented worlds and environments that appear fantastical yet realistic. Drawing on his history as a realist in all its forms and techniques, he creates images that suggest a place, thing or ecosystem, but have no real identity. Often painted in bright colors and featuring abstract forms reminiscent of bubbles, hills and other objects, Fagan’s paintings reference familiar shapes and forms but gives them an unsettling quality by placing them in an invented context that exists outside of the real world. As Fagan says of his own practice, “my work resides in a no-man’s land figuratively and mentally…It is as if I am attempting to create something that is, and is not, at the same time.”
Fagan earned his BFA from the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. He has exhibited his work in Michigan, New York and Canada.