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Artist's Talk Joel Morrison

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Installation view of Joel Morrison, photo Jay LaPrete
Artist's Talk
Joel Morrison
Thu, Jan 20, 2011 4:30 PM
Joel Morrison talks about the way he recycles studio cast-offs and other aspects of his approach to making artworks such as those currently on view in Six Solos.

Born in Seattle, Washington, in 1976, Joel Morrison currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his BA in English literature from Central Washington University in 1998 and his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, in 2001. Primarily know as a sculptor, Morrison also produces and exhibits video works such as the single-channel project Birds/Lewitt (2005), which is included in this exhibition.

Solo exhibitions of Morrison’s work have taken place at the Santa Monica Museum of Art; Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, California; Griffin Contemporary in Santa Monica, California; and ACE GALLERY in New York and Los Angeles; as well as at Art Forum Berlin; Art Cologne; and Galerie Michael Schultz in Berlin, Germany. Group exhibitions of note include The 2008 Peekskill Project at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, New York; Signals: A Video Showcase, Mash-up at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (2008); Die Macht des Dinglichen—SKULPTUR Heute! (The Power of the Tangible─Sculpture Today) at the Georg-Kolbe-Museum in Berlin (2007); the 2006 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art; and Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2005). Morrison’s work has been reviewed and discussed in periodicals including Artforum, Art & Antiques, Artweek, and Artpapers, and in the catalogues accompanying the exhibitions Die Macht des Dinglichen and Thing.