Aaron Morse

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Where to find fantastic beasts? At Big Pictures Los Angeles' 'Airtight Garage' by David Pagel  
Hayley Barker, Fred Burton, Spencer Camona, André Ethier, Brian Fahlstrom, Helen Rebekah Garber, Rema Ghuloum, Jade Gordon, Jasmine Little, Kristy Luck, Max Maslansky, Adam D. Miller, Maysha Mohamedi, Aaron Morse, JP Munro, Laurie Nye, Jennifer Rochlin, Erin Trefry, Tyler Vlahovich at Big Pictures Los Angeles March 17th - May 12th
Posted 4/18/18
Erin Trefry, “Anatomy of Apparel (green handles),” 2017. Ceramics, purse handles, zip ties, 20 inches by 18 inches by 8 inches (Erin Trefry and Big Pictures Los Angeles) In 1976, the French cartoonist Jean Giraud (also known as Moebius) created “The Airtight Garage,” a story about a pocket universe on an asteroid in the constellation Leo. Overseen by a mad scientist with all kinds of wild ideas about creativity, the miniature multiverse was a tinkerer’s paradise, a utopian society and... [more]
"Perfumes, Sounds, and Colors Correspond"   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Aaron Morse at ACME July 11th, 2009 - August 15th, 2009
Posted 8/17/09
Perhaps Aaron Morse’s proper province is somewhere in Europe near the conclusion of the 19th century, during that sustained burst of interest in the symbolic imagination. For a bevy of painters at that time and place, a belief in the mysterious world of symbols led to a remarkable synthesis of cultures and visual strategies. Paul Gauguin melded emotive, expressionist concerns with the solidity of Byzantine icons and tribal art. James Whistler’s famous interest in music led him to pitch a... [more]
Working for the Man?  
Aaron Morse at ACME February 10th, 2007 - March 10th, 2007
Posted 2/19/07
    The Puritans – if only for a lack of a better term – were a little too puritanical for me. Here’s good old John Winthrop from 1630:    “For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us,” he says.    I say that’s a lot of pressure, friend. According to Winthrop not only do we have to live respectably for ourselves, we also have to accept that everyone is watching. Now I’m not exactly sure as to how Winthrop conceived of his society’s ideals, a... [more]