Sunday, February 3, 2008

John Morris at D'Amelio Terras

A series of intimate paintings by John Morris on view at D'Amelio Terras, consisting of obsessive details in the shape of swirls, dashes, dots and lines. Mostly in white made translucent by a layer of wax, these small abstract works are ethereal, repetitive, organic and serial. Each painting on board focuses on a particular motif, repeated in differing shades and sizes, overlapping, underlapping, crossing, and chaffing each other as if in conversation. The narratives created are completely up to the imagination of the viewer and they are subtle in message.
Each pattern creates a world of its own, they are deceivingly simple, revealing an intertwined network of channels, of forms, of delicate energy.

1 comment:

John Morris said...

Hi Joanne,

This is John Morris. It's hard to explain cause the gallery sort of mislabled them, but none of those paintings actually have wax on them. Mostly they are various acrylic paints and mediums with ink and graphite in a lot of them.

A lot of my drawing work involved wax so I think things got a little mixed up.