Last call for John Morris at D’Amelio Terras

Obviously a labor of love and obsession, Morris’ small paintings on wood are like an introverted mash-up of early Robert Ryman, James Sienna and some wacky Islamic pattern and decoration. The paradoxical knowing-ness and uncertainty of the hand-drawn line, the layered opacity/transparency of the surfaces, and the subtle color ooze painterly sophistication, and yet the … read more… “Last call for John Morris at D’Amelio Terras”

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John Morris knocks on wood

“John Morris: Paintings on Panel,” D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY. Through Feb. 3. Selected by ArtCal as a top pick last week, John Morris, who is known primarily for work on paper that features built up surfaces and repetitive forms reflecting his fascination with systems and patterns, has created a series of paintings on wood. … read more… “John Morris knocks on wood”

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The Blogger Show

John Morris, founder of the Digging Pitt Gallery in Pittsburgh, has organized a show devoted to blogger artwork. “The artists in the exhibits represent a range of visual disciplines and aesthetics.” says John. “The one commonality is actively blogging. Some use blogging as a platform for discussing issues facing visual artists while others treat the … read more… “The Blogger Show”

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