“Quentin Morris: Works on Paper” Exhibition Tour and Reception
Join us on an exhibition tour of the gallery with Quentin Morris, artist, and Gerard Brown, Associate Professor of Art, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Painting Program Head. A reception of food and drinks will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.
“I’m exploring monochromatic painting, exclusively black…to present black’s intrinsically enigmatic beauty and infinite depth [and] to relentlessly refute all negative cultural mythologies about the color, and ultimately to create work that innately expresses the all encompassing spirituality of life.”
– Quentin Morris
This exhibition of drawings and paintings on paper by Philadelphia-based artist Quentin Morris (b. 1945) features over 30 examples from a 5-decade practice dedicated to the production of monochromatic works. Executed in a range of black mediums and supports, including commercial wrapping paper and mailers, these previously unexhibited works were selected from the artist’s studio and date from 1977 to 2013.
Please stay posted for details about public programs scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition on July 13 and September 6.
All works courtesy of the artist and Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.
Quentin Morris is represented by Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and New York.
Associate Professor of Art, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Painting Program Head
Gerard Brown is interested in secrets. His creative and scholarly work, which encompasses studio processes such as painting, drawing, printmaking and other forms, examines the use of writing to camouflage and conceal messages in the public sphere.
As a writer, Brown has contributed essays to Ceramics: Art & Perception, Philadelphia Weekly and Juxtapoz, among other magazines. He is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Visual Art Criticism. He has organized exhibits for the Levy Gallery at Moore College of Art & Design, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, The Philadelphia Art Alliance and other galleries. His drawings have been shown at Gallery Joe and The Painted Bride in Philadelphia, at Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan, Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey and other venues.