Artist Margaret Morrison is featured in the December 2022 Issue of “American Art Collector” magazine.
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Margaret Morrison is featured in Picture This, the Museum Traveling Exhibition! Her work will be coming to the following locations:
- Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA: June 18 – September 3, 2022
- Illges Gallery at Columbus State University, Columbus, GA: October – November 2022
- Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA: December 18, 2022- March 2023
- LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA : April – July 2023
- Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA: August 1- October 2023
- Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA: November 202- Spring 2024
Today, Artist Margaret Morrison has been awarded “Best In Show” at The Butler Institute of American Art‘s 86th annual Midyear Exhibition in Ohio, USA. Morrison’s oil-on-canvas painting, “Menagerie,” was selected as the 2022 winner. Woodward Gallery extends our congratulations to Margaret Morrison on this excellent achievement!
November 22, 2019 – January 24, 2020
Presented by Woodward Gallery at the
Down Town Association, 60 Pine Street, NYC
Opening Reception: December 6th from 6-8pm
Featuring: Willem de Kooning, Natalie Edgar, Richard Estes, Paul Gauguin, Richard Hambleton, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Franz Kline, Roy Lichtenstein, Margaret Morrison, Kenji Nakayama, Terence Netter, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol
Woodward Gallery presents Sedecim, a group exhibition of sixteen distinctive artists. Each artist harnesses the power of the materials and ideals of their time to challenge the conventional wisdom of art.
A 1967 painting by Willem de Kooning elevates waves of color to an abstract mountain ridge while Natalie Edgar deftly employs negative space with color to take the viewer on her abstract journey. Original works on paper by Franz Kline confidently show action and movement with little color or discernible forms. British Artist David Hockney’s series from the Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm invites the imagination to roam freely. A former Jesuit priest Terence Netter paints minimalist landscapes in an offering of serenity.Conceptual Artist Richard Hambleton is known for his energetically painted black figures jumping, running, lurking on urban walls around the world. His Shadowman, painted permanently on canvas, stands with confidence in order to evoke our reaction. Paul Gauguin contrasts darkness with the rawness of a primitive style in his woodblock prints. The cartoon icons of Keith Haring simply announce his pop culture message. Robert Indiana emphasizes his important message of L-O-V-E and H-O-P-E in capital letters, arranged in a square with a tilted letter “O”. Pop art cartoon figures and text are combined in parody in Roy Lichtenstein’s work.Richard Estes creates and masterfully renders photorealist cityscapes. Margaret Morrison tantalizes us with her realist oil paintings of decadent Italian beverages. James Rosenquist adapts the visual language of advertising and pop culture to the context of fine art. Andy Warhol in his pre-pop work creates a whimsical series of society recipes catering more to the artistic than the culinary — more to expressionism than to realism. Warhol’s early ink drawings are rendered in clean lines displaying his exceptional draftsmanship of figures. Kenji Nakayama unites organic flora and urban scenes in precise multi-layered stencils using spray paint. Robert Rauschenberg’s use of solvent transfer, collage and silkscreen are previously used only in the commercial process.
Together these sixteen artists represent over one hundred years of art inspiring and transcending their genres. Woodward Gallery is available online (WoodwardGallery.net), always through the Gallery’s street-level windows, and by private appointment.
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
Looking at the marvellous artworks by Margaret Morrison, particularly her landscapes and still lifes of flowers, we can hardly believe they are paintings, and not photographs – their realism is simply impressive. But when it comes to her depictions of food, cakes and fruits, melting chocolate and luscious… Read Article
September 10 – October 28, 2016
The Fall Art Season opens as if nature has been saving up all year for its grand finale. For the first time at Woodward Gallery, a group exhibition is presented in salon format featuring 61 artists and 129 works of art!
An environment of art styles and mediums engulf the gallery walls offering quality, variety and substance for the collector who yearns to feel inspired. The array of Artists makes for a breathtaking visual spectacle.
This NYC Salon is accessible to beginning collectors and art connoisseurs alike.
Artists: Michael Alan, Royce Bannon, Rick Begneaud, David Bishop, Jonathan Borofsky, Susan Breen, Brock, Thomas Buildmore, El Celso, Patrick Christie, Deborah Claxton, Crash, Allan D’Arcangelo, Darkcloud, Jim Dine, Annette Davidek, Marisol Escobar, Natalie Edgar, Tommy Flynn, BK FOXX, Sybil Gibson, Richard Hambleton, Keith Haring, Sarah Hauser, Hiro Ichikawa, Robert Indiana, Infinity, Jean Kigel, Franz Kline, Walt Kuhn, LAII, Sol Lewitt, Roy Lichenstein, Bill Martin, Knox Martin, Mark Mastroianni, Moody, Margaret Morrison, Malcolm Morley, Kenji Nakayama, Terence Netter, Roy Newell, Hank O’Neal, Claes Oldenburg, Louise Peabody, Jaggu Prasad, Mel Ramos, Ad Reinhardt, JMR/ JM Rizzi, Brad Robson, Maura Robinson, James Rosenquist, Jessica Hurley Scott, Matt Siren, stikman, Swoon, Francesco Tumbiolo, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk, Nina Venus, Andy Warhol, and Charles Yoder.
September 12 – October 24, 2015
This survey will recall past trends, exhibition themes and current inspirations by the Artists Woodward Gallery has featured throughout its decades long history. These Artists have all been exhibited at some time since 1994 reflecting the variety of the Gallery’s collection:
Jean Michel Basquiat,
Fab 5 Freddy,
“Charting Ground Zero”
Susan Breen & Margaret Morrison
March 14 – May 9, 2015
Woodward Gallery features Susan Breen and Margaret Morrison in a two-person exhibition heralding Spring. This season, the Artists travel to a location beyond their traditional roads of art. Both Ways connects different aesthetics by traversing varied terrain intimate and expansive, natural and concrete.
Taken collectively, Susan Breen’s paintings represent a dynamic natural world in flux, in various states of growth, transformation, and at times, decline. Rooted in imagery that alludes to the physical world, these paintings are a seeming departure from earlier more abstract and atmospheric works. Yet, they aspire to a similar celestial space from a different and comparatively grounded vantage point.
Breen’s natural forms float, turn, bloom, grow, and overgrow. Vines twist and flourish, alluding to some universal circuitry. Systems begin to fill up and spill over, hinting at entropy. Trees reach to the sky, flowers cluster and converge. In all of these, Breen manages order yielding in some way to a changing world within each frame, one filled with both darkness and light.
Margaret Morrison departs from her still-lifes to share the zen of driving. She is inexorably drawn to a point on the horizon…. a point beyond her sightline, “where I can crawl inside my head and look around, unpack my thoughts, and unload my baggage.”
That point on the horizon always hovering just out of reach perpetually draws Morrison toward a half hidden moment full of promise where reality and time detach themselves from consciousness, thus allowing the Artist to settle back and clear her mind. Morrison shares, “I love long distance driving. I love the romance of the landscape hurtling past me, the road stretching out for hundreds of miles as I speed along toward an undetermined destination. Nothing is as metaphysically liberating.” Morrison’s highways are a vacation for the mind, body and soul.
Together Breen and Morrison come from their notable pasts invigorated by their new direction. Woodward Gallery is the rest stop where these new small-scale, impressive bodies of work are joined.