margaret morrison: Playtime

Nov 2016 – Jan 13, 2017
NYU | Kimmel Windows
La Guardia Place and West 3rd Street,
Kimmel Vitrines, NYU (Street Level Windows), New York, NY

Woodward Gallery presents Margaret Morrison in the 13 Street level windows at Kimmel Vitrines, NYU. Margaret Morrison loves considering life from a child’s point of view. Life becomes mysterious and magical all over again. Bold color and drama fabulously intermingle with live action as Morrison’s Barbie dolls are caught in an intimate moment, Fisher Price wooden people ascend a ladder to a rolling Trojan Horse, or a rotary phone seemingly moves with menacing eyes.
Morrison’s paintings emphasize the artist’s particular ability to evoke a story from a single still life. We are treated to familiar images we had enjoyed as children. Their presence is huge in perspective and provocative as they once dominated our imagination when we were small. Morrison’s characters now are set in their own play while we, as the eager participant, enter the game anew cast with adult experience. This not-to-be-missed exhibit has Margaret Morrison amusing our senses, emotions and memories of “playtime”. She provides the revitalizing spark our imagination needs today to dance and sing unabashedly once more.

Please join us for a conversation with acclaimed Artist Margaret Morrison on the evening of January 5th, as she discusses her solo “Playtime” Exhibition in Kimmel Windows, West 3rd Street and LaGuardia Place.

NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, New York, New York 10012
Thursday, January 5th from 6-8pm

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