Burton Morris: Pop!
Emily Lowe Gallery
July 14 - September 27, 2009
Building on the legacy of Pop Art masters of the 1960s and 1970s, the highly acclaimed artist Burton Morris presents his personal world of popular American icons that puts a delightful spin on everyday objects and motifs. This exhibition features 35 examples of Morris’ work in his post-Pop style that boldly projects high energy and fun.
Morris’ artistic forebears include Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Red Grooms. He also employs some of the shorthand gestures of comic strips and magazines he has loved and emulated since childhood. These classic devices are seen in his simplified forms and action lines indicating movement joined with his rich acrylic colors. Morris imbues his art with his own impeccable style and optimistic frame of mind.
In his paintings, Morris energizes every day images with this unique style. Subjects such as a steaming coffee cup, a swirling martini and a dancing popcorn box all take on a new life under his skillfully employed paintbrush.
Acrylic on canvas