MARCH 23 - APRIL 28, 2012

REBECCA MORRIS: DRAWINGS

Mixed media on paper, 20 x 14.25 inches
Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18 inchesMixed media on paper, 16 x 12 1/4 inchesMixed media on paper, 19 3/4 x 14 3/4 inchesMixed media on paper, 17 x 13 inches

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

REBECCA MORRIS: DRAWINGS
March 23 – April 28 2012
Opening reception: Thursday March 22, 6 – 8 pm

Harris Lieberman is pleased to present an exhibition of Rebecca Morris’s drawings. This will be her second solo show at the gallery and the first to present her works on paper. Created within the last five years, the selection of ink and watercolor drawings reflects an ongoing and integral element of Morris’s work.

The play of wet materials on paper creates what Morris terms the improvised moment: generating a number of moving parts whose final outcome captures the immediacy of their creation. Working at a speed that allows ideas to take form quickly, Morris develops a language on paper that coheres throughout her oeuvre. The smaller scale forces her to focus on a different set of challenges that in turn influences her larger scale production.

The cross-fertilization between Morris’s drawings and paintings is reciprocal. In the works on canvas, Morris’s forms become elements within a larger composition; in the drawings, they maintain their autonomy as singular, individual moments. Shown together, tensions between works, such as those in value and color, are augmented, bringing each into a dialogue of oppositions and harmonies.

Rebecca Morris was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BA from Smith College and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Morris was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and has also received awards from the Tiffany Foundation, The Durfee Foundation, Art Matters, and the Illinois Arts Council. She has had solo exhibitions at The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin; and The Santa Monica Museum of Art. Group exhibitions include Espacio 1414, Santurce, Puerto Rico; The Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland; The Hessel Art Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; and Participant Inc., New York. Most recently Morris was included in “MAKERS: Women Who Make America,” a landmark digital video and broadcast initiative that aims to become the largest collection of women’s stories ever captured on video.

Harris Lieberman is located at 508 West 26th Street, on the ground floor. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. For further information please contact the gallery by phone at 212.206.1290 or by email at gallery@harrislieberman.com.

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