Don Morris


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.”

Associated Exhibitions

Paper Cuts: Dimensional Works of Paper
Featuring Amy Genser, Don Morris and Heidi Whitman
January 2 - July 31, 2018
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Father's Day Gifts
June 14 - July 5, 2016
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Art on Paper 2016 - March 3-6th at Pier 36
Visit us in Booth 214
March 3 - March 6, 2016
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My Hero II - Back in the Bronx
September 13 - November 1, 2014
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We're at the Fall Affordable Art Fair in NYC
September 25 - September 29, 2014
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My Hero II

Superheroes Soar into the Hamptons!
August 4 - September 6, 2014
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Cut, Rolled, and Burnt II - In the Hamptons

August 22 - September 25, 2013
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Cut, Rolled and Burnt. Manipulated Works of Paper.
Manipulated Works of Paper. Featuring artwork by Michael Buscemi, Amy Genser, Don Morris, Wayne Zebzda

May 10 - August 18, 2013
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Fall 2012 Affordable Art Fair in New York City

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
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My Hero
January 27 - April 29, 2012
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