About the Artist:
Best known for his Our Heroes series, Don Morris' constructions with comic books recall memories of the Pop Art of the sixties when Andy Warhol reigned supreme. In Our Heroes the ever popular comic book is transformed into energetic architectural elements that are highly textured and brightly colored.
From a distance the viewer sees only the interplay of colors and texture, but as the viewer is drawn closer, the super heroes of the comic book fly, struggle, and climb before us in small fragments and vignettes. Word bubbles from the comic book text are clearly visible throughout the pieces and the viewer can read the dialog of our action heroes. The viewer, almost without exception, also experiences a spontaneous, delightful, impulse for a tactile inspection of the uniformly undulating surface of gentle peaks and curves in the folds of its comic book pages.
Don Morris was born in New Orleans in 1935 and obtained his doctorate degree at Louisiana State University. He recently moved his studio from Coral Gables, Florida, to Rancho Santa Fe, California.
According to Don, “Although there are many aspects of my work that can be intellectualized, the fundamentals still require that inner aesthetic sense. But in the final analysis, it is the viewer that deems my work either 'art' or 'folly.' I ply my trade before a thousand critics.”
Featuring Amy Genser, Don Morris and Heidi Whitman
January 2 - July 31, 2018
June 14 - July 5, 2016
Visit us in Booth 214
March 3 - March 6, 2016
Visit us in Booth 115
March 4 - March 9, 2015
September 13 - November 1, 2014
September 25 - September 29, 2014
Superheroes Soar into the Hamptons!
August 4 - September 6, 2014
August 22 - September 25, 2013
Manipulated Works of Paper. Featuring artwork by Michael Buscemi, Amy Genser, Don Morris, Wayne Zebzda
May 10 - August 18, 2013
We'll be at Fall Affordable Art Fair starting on October 4th. This year at the Tunnel, NYC
The Tunnel is located at 11th Avenue and 28th Street in Chelsea.
October 4 - October 7, 2012
January 27 - April 29, 2012