Adel Gorgy’s pictures of pictures at the Atrium
While we’re on the subject of pictures based on other pictures, the Morris Arts Council is presenting “Seeing Art Anew and Other Photographic Works” by Adel Gorgy at the Atrium Gallery beginning Jan. 23, and the show fits snugly in the “art about art” category. Gorgy has taken photos of familiar artworks — by Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse and others — and blown up small details into finished compositions that confirm the artists’ overall styles. It’s not so unlike Lee Krasner cutting up her life study drawings to make new abstractions, but with references to art reproduction and the documentary functions of photography. And it can be a challenge to identify who made which detail. Gorgy will also show selections from his nature photography, images of shadows and colors, and black-and-white work.
The Gorgy show will remain on the fourth floor of the Atrium through March 12. The gallery is at 10 Court St. in Morristown. Open Mondays to fridays, 8 a.m . to 5 p.m., with an artist’s reception on Feb. 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit adelgorgy.com or check the website at morrisarts.org.
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