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Joel Morrison One of the Six Solos Exhibitions


Installation view of Joel Morrison
Photo: Jay LaPrete

Joel Morrison
One of the Six Solos Exhibitions

Six Solos

This set of independent exhibitions features the work of six rising international artists on view inside and outside the Wexner Center. Organized by the Wexner Center and opening in conjunction with the center’s 21st anniversary celebrations, the presentations continue the Wex's tradition of supporting younger artists in their efforts.

Tue, Nov 9, 2010Sun, Feb 13, 2011
Repeats every day until Sun Feb 13 2011.

Primarily a sculptor, Joel Morrison gathers cast-off materials like discarded water bottles, burnt-out light bulbs, old sneakers, and refuse from his studio and sheaths assemblages of these objects in fiberglass or stainless steel.

In his works, the commonplace materials become bulging, bulbous forms, protruding in aberrant peaks and valleys. Morrison’s predilection for wrapping might recall Christo and his frequent use of shiny surfaces clearly references Jeff Koons, but his wryly humorous constructions are distinctly his own. Born in Seattle and now based in Los Angeles, Morrison was a featured artist in the 2006 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art and has exhibited across the U.S.

The free brochure accompanying this exhibition (available in late November) includes an essay by Christopher Bedford, the Wexner Center's chief curator of exhibitions and the curator of the Six Solos.

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Joel Morrison
Untitled (Green) (installation view), 2010
Fiberglass over found objects
Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
Photo by Jay LaPrete

Joel Morrison
Victor (rat trap) (installation view), 2010
Stainless steel
Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
Photo by Jay LaPrete

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