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Exhibition Detail
Allan Morrow, Drawings to Constructions
2400 Kettner Blvd. Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92101


July 8th, 2011 - August 27th, 2011
Opening: 
July 8th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Flight Path A, Allan MorrowAllan Morrow, Flight Path A,
2009, Mixed Media , 16 x 30
All We Are Saying, Allan MorrowAllan Morrow, All We Are Saying,
2011, Mixed Media Construction, 20 x 40
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Meyer Fine Art, Inc.

 presents

ALLAN MORROW: Drawings to Constructions

July 8, 2011 - August 27, 2011

Opening Exhibition on Kettner Nights

Friday, July 8, 2011

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  

For Immediate Release - San Diego, CA 92101

Summary:

Meyer Fine Art, Inc. presents a solo exhibition of ALLAN MORROW: Drawings to Constructions, featuring contemporary mixed-media constructions with related drawings and watercolors, the majority of which are studies for the constructions.

The exhibition is available for viewing Friday, July 8, 2011 – August 27, 2011; the opening reception is Friday, July 8, 2011, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., in conjunction with Kettner Nights presented by galleries and artists of the Art and Design District of Little Italy North

Exhibition Detail:

Known in San Diego in the 1970s and 1980s primarily as an abstract landscape painter, Morrow’s latest artwork has taken a new creative turn; works on paper incorporating techniques of collage and construction. This exhibition includes construction pieces of varying sizes, many accompanied by drawings and watercolors, the studies for these works. The art patron can view the creative process of the artist as he morphs an idea from conception to final composition.

Starting with common scenic objects, such as fences and roads, the constructions take on new meaning as additional elements are incorporated into the 3D imagery. The fences, built of balsa wood and other materials, symbolize urban scenes of everyday life, renewal or decay. The roads, bold, black painted forms, depict driving and travel. Using paint, graphite, and photographs, Morrow builds upon the iconic images; new shapes, colors and textures add multiple levels to the compositions, creating a sophisticated juxtaposition of form and concept. 

Starting with common scenic objects, such as fences and roads, the constructions take on new meaning as additional elements are incorporated into the 3D imagery. The fences, built of balsa wood and other materials, symbolize urban scenes of everyday life, renewal or decay. The roads, bold, black painted forms, depict driving and travel. Using paint, graphite, and photographs, Morrow builds upon the iconic images; new shapes, colors and textures add multiple levels to the compositions, creating a sophisticated juxtaposition of form and concept. 

The fences are a symbol of urban neighborhoods, a commentary on everyday life. Add an airplane landing, a building or a sunset and you evoke Little Italy, downtown San Diego or local issues. A background image of flames evokes the 2007 San Diego wildfires. Add tagging or graffiti and you bring in elements of contemporary urban landscape art. Autobiographical references can be seen in the use of camouflage patterns on the fences; Morrow is a Vietnam veteran.

The roads, linear shapes, emanate as a path of travel, then manipulated by adding diverse visual images and symbols, construct a panoramic view; the end of the road is left to the viewer’s interpretation. Once again, Morrow subtly connects the roadscapes to his past, incorporating depictions of shrubs, palm trees or construction signs along with the black roads, remembrances of his past grounds keeping and Park & Recreation jobs.

On first impression these constructions appear as simple, contemporary landscapes. Further, in depth evaluation displays the multi-level ideas that resonate from the assemblages. Drawing from personal experiences, local architecture and everyday happenings Morrow captures the essence of the ‘city’ surroundings, enticing the audience to visualize a story, event or memory.

An excerpt from the Artist Statement:

This series of mixed media constructions began in 1989 and has continued to push my imagination to farther develop the series today. I call the works landscapes; they have also been referred to as urbanscapes and roadscapes… The fence icon … does it keep things in or keep them out… they are everywhere… I can create both abstract and representational images …constructed in a delicate balance of color, texture, shapes and lines… isolated small pieces of my community… rearranged and reassembled the images into works of art…

Gallery Information:

Perry L. Meyer has been a private art dealer for 30 years, specializing in original graphics, limited edition prints, and other works on paper from the 18th century to contemporary works. With a keen eye and knowledge that he has acquired through his life-long love and passion for graphics and works on paper, Meyer opened a public gallery space, Meyer Fine Art, Inc., in June 2006, located in the booming Art and Design district in Little Italy in the historical Studio Arts Building on Kettner Blvd. 

Meyer offers his expert consultation services to assist novice and seasoned collectors who have an interest in original graphics. His reputation is based on integrity, professionalism, and extensive knowledge to provide his clients with the assurance and confidence needed to build a world-class art collection. The gallery provides full art consulting services for purchasing and selling artwork, including framing, shipping and restoration.

Gallery Hours:  Tue - Thu: 11 – 5 p.m., Fri - Sat:    11 - 6 p.m. or by appointment



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