Posing the question what is real and what is a dream?-- my paintings combine the delicate balance of human-made environments, natural elements and atmospheric conditions. I use these motifs in design, thought and metaphor within a theme and other underlying themes, linking all of the works together as if they were part of one large image. This process continues to inform my work, manifesting itself in the exploration of social, economic and religious values, and drawing viewers into a place that they might already be a part of---or could be.
Morton Wendt Tucker, Jr.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The paintings of Morton Wendt Tucker, Jr. have been exhibited in solo and group shows in museums, galleries and cultural centers in the United States, including the 2006 Biennial: Contemporary American Realism at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art In Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the National Small Works Exhibition sponsored by the Schoharie County Arts Council in Cobleskill, New York. His work will be included in the "New Acquisitions" exhibition at the Brauer Museum of Art in Valparaiso, Indiana in the Summer of 2008.
In addition, Tucker's paintings are in private, public and corporate collections, including those of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, Indiana; the Brauer Museum of Art in Valparaiso, Indiana; and the Petroleum Traders Corporation of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Hammond, Indiana in 1960.