The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings
January 21-March 28, 2020
University of Minnesota
Curated by Howard Oransky, Director and Teréz Iacovino, Assistant Curator of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery
When I see a white piece of paper, I feel I’ve got to draw. And drawing, for me, is the beginning of everything. Ellsworth Kelly
Drawing is, in many ways, the most versatile of all artistic mediums. It can serve as the beginning of an idea, the beginning of a more ambitious project, or the beginning of a completed artwork unto itself. Because drawing is so elemental, so direct, such a primary means of expression, it is cherished for its immediate and intimate access to the possibilities of creative expression.
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota will present The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings, January 21 – March 28, 2020. This group exhibition will survey a broad range of approaches to drawing, and include works from a wide variety of geographies, time periods, and esthetic perspectives.
The exhibition includes works by Edgar Arcenaux, Leslie Barlow, Circle of Federico Barocci, Hannelore Baron, Harriet Bart, Omar Barquet, Robert Bechtle, Kim Beck, Hazel Belvo, Sadie Benning, Melissa Cooke Benson, Frank Big Bear, Judith Bernstein, Irma Blank, Rachel Breen, James Boyd Brent, Andrea Carlson, Rebecca Clark, Robert Cottingham, J.M. Culver, Stephanie DeArmond, Jim Denomie, Mary Esch, Jacob El Hanani, David Feinberg, Carole Fisher, Sheila Ghidini, Alexander Gorlizki, Michela Griffo, Karen Gustafson, Maiya Lea Hartman, Carmen Herrera, Jenny Herrick, Jim Hittinger, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Larassa Kabel, Shana Kaplow, Caitlin Karolczak, Imi Knoebel, Fay Ku, Matthias Liechti, Anne Lindberg, Kristen Lowe, Joyce Lyon, Tom Marioni, Kevin Martin, Henri Matisse, Stefana McClure, Ana Mendieta, Lynda Monick-Isenberg, Clarence Morgan, Stuart Nielsen, Gwen Partin, Lamar Peterson, Sonja Peterson, Raymond Pettibon, Diogo Pimentao, Zilia Sánchez, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Kristen Sanders, Megan Scheffer, John Schuerman, Lauren Seiden, Amy Sillman, Joe Sinness, Jill Sylvia, Laura Stack, Nancy Spero, Mildred Thompson, Priya Thoreson, Tonja Torgerson, Jonathan Thunder, Amanda Valdez, Aaron van Dyke, Megan Vossler, Russ White, Dyani White Hawk, Cosmo Whyte, Lynne Woods Turner, Francis Yellow, Nate Young, Jack Youngerman, Mathew Zefeldt, and others to be announced.
Works on Paper by Clarence Morgan & David Rich
No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works (website here)
Beacon, New York
March 9-April 28, 2019
March 20, 2015
Clarence Morgan’s abstract art reflects an interest in geometry and line, and is a departure from his classical training in figurative painting. He combines painting, drawing and collage to create intricate works that represent order among chaos.
Morgan works side by side with fellow artist and his wife, Arlene Burke-Morgan. An art professor at the University of Minnesota for more than two decades, his personal work can be found in the collections of many museums including the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Weisman Art Museum.
When writing about Clarence Morgan’s abstract paintings, it is easy to get carried away with a description of the paint and the painting process itself. Evidence of the act is so visible and its effects so tangible that the eye and mind deconstruct the sequence almost automatically, trying to replay the steps taken by the artist. With the subtle variations of color and the much-worked surface—layered, gridded, scraped and splattered—the physical object provides a retinal experience accessible outside any theoretical or historical knowledge, though these things do come into play, introduced by judicious titles, available contextualization and the viewer’s own inclinations. In Morgan’s more recent drawings, the paint is mixed with graphite, ink and marker, and the color is often reduced to blacks and whites, replaced by a complex arrangement of shape, form and line. Discernible patterns and predictable progressions are juxtaposed with chance events and anomalous marks: rhythmic in parts, random in others.
via Indepth Arts News:
2010-07-20 until 2010-08-28
David Richard Contemporary
Santa Fe, NM, USA United States of America
David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Jay Davis, Peter Demos, Shirley Kaneda, Clarence Morgan, Matthew Penkala and Ben Weiner that explores abstraction through optical illusions. Three of the artists do so by exploiting photographic properties, while the other three focus on form and the illusions provided by color and surface texture.