Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce that Colorado artist, Pard Morrison, will open an exhibition of recent work at One Post Street on March 29, 2010. Morrison creates stunning geometric paintings in patinated aluminum. On view will be four new wall reliefs created specifically for the exhibition.
Morrison's works feature repeating blocks of solid colors, applied through an enameling process that results in surfaces durable enough to withstand permanent outdoor installation. The simplicity of form and gridded structure of his work builds on the Minimalist tradition; however, in place of the cold, quiet austerity associated with the movement, Morrison's work boasts a bold, colorful palette, and the subtle texture of the oven-fired surfaces lends a painterly element to the rigid geometric forms. Juxtapositions of neutral and vivid colors create dynamic, rhythmic color fields that make for a unique optical experience.
Pard Morrison was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and received his BFA in sculpture from Colorado State University. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and can be found in the collections of the University of Wyoming Art Museum and the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, among others. Morrison currently lives and works in Colorado Springs.
Brian Gross Fine Art mounts four exhibitions a year in the Lobby Gallery at One Post Street.