Tag: Margaret Morrison

June 20, 2022

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! 

  • The Butler Institute’s Facebook page can be found here.
  • A video of the Exhibition on Facebook can be found here or here.
  • This exhibition can be found, digitally, on The Butler Institute’s website here
Margaret Morrison Butler Institute Mid-Year Expo - Best In Show 2022
November 20, 2019

SEDECIM XVI
Group Exhibition

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.


Selected Press
WIDEWALLS, Sixteen Artists Spanning Centuries Take Over Woodward Gallery, November 2019
Wall Street International Magazine, Sedecim, December 2019

October 28, 2016


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

September 18, 2016
Margaret Morrison - Atomic No. 47 - 2016

Wide Walls
September 2016

 

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

 

July 30, 2016



Group Exhibition
September 10 – October 28, 2016
Woodward Gallery

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, 2015



September 12 – October 24, 2015
Woodward Gallery

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:


Peter Apelgren,

Jean Michel Basquiat,

Susan Breen,

Michael Brodeur,

El Celso,

Deborah Claxton,

Gregory Corn,

Alan D’Arcangelo,

Darkcloud,

Natalie Edgar,

Marisol Escobar,

Fab 5 Freddy,

Paul Gauguin,

Red Grooms,

Tom Hall,

Richard Hambleton,

Keith Haring,

Sarah Hauser,

Hiro Ichikawa,

Robert Indiana,

Jasper Johns,

Donald Judd,

Janice Johnson,

Franz Kline,

LAII,

Roy Lichtenstein,

Mark Mastroianni,

Knox Martin,

Moody,

Margaret Morrison,

Robbin Murphy,

Kenji Nakayama,

Neckface,

Terence Netter,

Don Nice,

Francis Picabia,

Jaggu Prasad,

Ad Reinhardt,

Drew Roth,

David Salle,

Matt Siren,

Frank Stella,

stikman,

Ellinor Ströström,

Philip Taaffe,

Francesco Tumbiolo,

Andy Warhol,

Charles Yoder,

“Charting Ground Zero”

March 14, 2015


Susan Breen & Margaret Morrison
March 14 – May 9, 2015
Woodward Gallery

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.

 


Exhibition Press:
Widewalls
ArtFuse Magazine
Juxtapoz Magazine
Wall Street International
Mother-Musing
University of Georgia
The Vander Lust

January 10, 2015



January 10 – February 28, 2015
Woodward Gallery


Woodward Gallery boldly unites a group of twenty living artists working in different styles ranging from figurative to street, surreal to abstract. The exhibition is a cross sample of art Woodward exhibits highlighting the range of the Contemporary market.


Richard Hambleton’s 1983 Dancing Shadowman sets the mood. Sabina Forbes II sets the table from a retro 50’s inspired still life into a colorful contemporary feast. Gabriel Specter takes over the gallery entrance with an exciting, aesthetic sculptural installation. Deborah Claxton stuns by assembling thousands of hand cut paper pieces to create a photographic image.


The featured artists are: Rick Begneaud, Susan Breen, Thomas Buildmore, Cycle, Deborah Claxton, Darkcloud, Natalie Edgar, Sabina Forbes II, Richard Hambleton, Hiro Ichikawa, JMR, Mark Mastroianni, Moody, Margaret Morrison, Kenji Nakayama, Terence Netter, Gabriel Specter, Jeremy Szopinski, stikman, and Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk.

 


Exhibition Press:
Widewalls
Wall Street International
The Villager

May 3, 2014

Butterflies and Blossoms
May 3 – June 22, 2014
Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve
125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY

The Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, in collaboration with the Valerie Goodman Gallery, has the privilege of presenting a unique exhibition, Butterflies and Blossoms, combining Korean artist Yun-Mo Ahn’s** travelled exhibition of images created by persons challenged by autism, with paintings by established artists Margaret Morrison*, Ivan Pazlamatchev, and the French artist Jacques Jarrige*, all who share a respect for the creativity of people outside the mainstream. As visual communicators, the artists hope to demonstrate that art can help to overcome the obstacles of autism and mental illness. Curated by Audrey Leeds and Valerie Goodman.


The exhibition will be on view May 3-June 22, 2014, daily hours (9:30-4:30 p.m.) The Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve will include the exhibit at an annual benefit on May 16th, celebrating the blooming of the Preserve’s historic Peony Garden. The “Artists’ Open House” will be held on May 17th, 1-4 p.m.


Dramatic floral portraits by Margaret Morrison are complemented by Pazlamatchev’s delicate butterfly art and Yun-Mo Ahn’s naïve paintings and sculptures that embrace the theme. Throughout the installation, a profusion of Butterfly images are displayed, having been created with the guidance of Ahn who has shared his artistic expertise by nurturing the children’s uninhibited creative energies while attending tutorials made possible by the McCarton School and Foundation, educational divisions of the Museum of Modern Art, the Queens’ Museum and local schools within the tri-state of New York. A “Become a Butterfly” program developed in Korea, and in France by artist Jarigge, has now been adopted in New York. Henceforth, Butterfly collections will embark upon world-wide travel sending messages of collective hope and awareness to the psychology of healing through the “Butterfly Effect” of visual expression.


The exhibition is made possible by the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, the Woodward Gallery, the Valerie Goodman Gallery and the McCarton Foundation.


The Gallery is located at 125 Phelps Way (Route117), Pleasantville, New York 10570. It is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The preserve is one of 15 state parks, administered by New York State Office of Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation.


For more information and to support Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve visit friendsrock.org

January 4, 2014

Group Show
January 4 – February 22, 2014
Woodward Gallery

Woodward Gallery launches their 20TH Anniversary Year with the group exhibition Sur-Real.
The exhibition title emphasizes each part of the word surreal to give us pause to search for the fantasy in each featured artist’s imagination. With broad strokes or subtle detail, new visions for what seem possible are evoked.


The individual artists step outside of the fundamental world of life and enter another dimension of the creative process. They work in fine contemporary painting, street art backgrounds, paper collage and screenprinting techniques, yet release the creative potential of their unconscious mind. Their work liberates our existence with insight into a new artistic reality.


The selected Artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Thomas Buildmore, Deborah Claxton, Sybil Gibson, Richard Hambleton, Kosbe, David Larson, Mark Mastroianni, Margaret Morrison, NoseGo, Kenji Nakayama, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, stikman, Jeremy Szopinski, Francesco Tumbiolo, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk, Cristina Vergano, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Andy Warhol are an influential force reinterpreting our conventional thoughts and expressions.