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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
An exhibition I saw recently at Cheim & Read hosts recent work by London-based artist Paul Morrison. Morrison is best known for boldly graphic landscape paintings, wall drawings, sculpture and animations. his work brought up some of the "Fairey Use" issues we've been discussing but is so beautiful I didn't care at all. His work incorporates found imagery culled from various pictorial genres and different time periods; early botanical illustrations, Northern Renaissance woodcuts, and even Disney cartoons (Oh Fairey...) I especially liked the way he uses scale both in the works and in the installation. He also had an elegant blue moulin video, simultaneously soothing and slightly menacing.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.