Pard Morrison: Heliotrope

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Saturday, 7 July 2018 to Saturday, 25 August 2018
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Saturday, 7 July 2018 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of Heliotrope, an exhibition of new works by Colorado sculptor Pard Morrison, on Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 4-6pm, with an artist talk at 4:30pm.  On view will be three monumental freestanding sculptures, multi-colored paintings, and a selection of small sculptural works in patinated aluminum.  In Heliotrope, Morrison’s reductive sculptural forms have expanded to include increasingly complex patterns rendered in dynamic color arrangements, creating works with optically charged resonance.  The exhibition will be on view through August 25, 2018.

 

Using the minimalist tradition as a foundation, Pard Morrison’s newest works explore the visual interplay of color, patterning, and form.  In this body of work, Morrison has covered the surfaces of his aluminum forms with horizontal, zigzag, or syncopated diagonal lines using an enameling process he calls patination.  Unlike previous works, where Morrison employed broad areas of color across irregular shapes, in the new works his surfaces display patterns of narrow, painterly lines in increasingly vibrant color combinations.  For Morrison, this shift in color and patterning is meant to capture a psychological movement towards the light – the meaning of heliotrope.

 

Morrison’s large-scale, freestanding sculpture Heliotrope measures an impressive eight feet tall and makes for a profound visual encounter.  Covered on all sides with repeatedly bent, vertical lines in bright colors, Morrison’s patterning creates a structural tension in relation to the rectangular form. In his paintings, Morrison’s explorations into patterning take flight with zigzagging stripes and staggered lines of pulsating rhythmic tonalities.  Also introduced in the exhibition are small totemic sculptures resting on wall-mounted shelves, each displaying a unique visual vocabulary.  Through his work Morrison aims to represent both the natural and the artificial, the minimal and the complex, while blurring the line between complex fabrication and traditional painting. 

 

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 Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM; Colorado State University Art Museum, Fort Collins, CO; Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, CO; University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY; Columbus State University, Columbus, GA; University of Colorado, Denver, CO; The U.S. Embassy, The Hague, Netherlands; and The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, among others. In 2013 Morrison was featured in The Lannan Foundation’s exhibition, AGAIN, Repetition, Obsession, and Meditation in The Lannan Collection, and was included in the exhibition, CATALYST, at the Denver Botanical Gardens. Morrison currently lives and works in Colorado Springs. This is his fourth exhibition with Brian Gross Fine Art.

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PARD MORRISON

 

 

Born               1975, Colorado Springs, CO

Education           

 

1997                BFA, Sculpture, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2081                Heliotrope, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

                        In Fields, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2017                Heavy Metal (Three Person Show), Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2016                New Work, Inde/Jacobs, Marfa, TX

2015                Spontaneous Order, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

                        Hypnagogia, RULE Gallery, Denver, CO

2014                Some Ghost, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

                        Language of Man, Galerie Knoerle & Baettig, Winterthur, Switzerland.

2013                Chromaccumulations, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2012                Supercollider, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

                        Phantom Limbs, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

                        Recent Works, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2010                Non-Fiction, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

                        At The Edge Of The World, RULE Modern and Contemporary, Denver, CO

                        Recent Work, Brian Gross Fine Art at One Post Street, San Francisco, CA

2008                Ghost Call Love, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
                        Candyland, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2007                50 Ways To Fall In Love, RULE Modern and Contemporary, Denver, CO
                        Peripheral, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2006                Pick Up, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2005                Huminimalism, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
2004                Hybrids, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
                        Surface and Structure, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2004                New Paintings and Sculpture, RULE Modern and Contemporary, Denver, CO
1997                Pilgrimage to Mnemosyne, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018                  Star Gazing, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2017                 Joyful, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2017                 Power Play, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2017                 Wish You Were Here, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2017                 True To Form, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2017                 The Last Picture Show, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2016                 James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2015                Grand Opening, Inde/Jacobs, Marfa, TX

2014                Scope Basel, Galerie Knoerle & Baeting, Basel, SwitzerlandCelebrating American Artists, Collectors Contemporary Editions, Singapore, Singapore

                        Inaugural Show New Space, RULE Gallery, Denver, CO

                        outLINE, Jamie Brooks Fine Art, Coast Mesa, CA

                        James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2013                Confluence, ArtSpace @ Helutrans, SGAS, Singapore

                        AGAIN, Repetition, Obsession, and Meditation in the Lannan Collection, The Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM

                        Catalyst, Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, CO

                        Art of Renewal,James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

                        Colour + Form + Function Approaches to Abstraction, Collectors Contemporary, Singapore
2011                Formal Elements, GOCA University of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO

                        New Mexorado, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM

2010                Small Works: Art + Object, A Small Sculpture Invitational, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

                        Stripped, Neo-Minimal Strategies in Contemporary Art, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

                        Essential Forms: Intricate Meanings, Geometric Abstraction From The Permanent Collection, Colorado State University Art Museum, Fort Collins, CO

                        New Work, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2009                Front Room/Back Room, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
                        Red, RULE Modern and Contemporary, Denver, CO
2008                Group Hug, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
                        7808, 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2007                Los Angeles Art Show, LewAllen Contemporary, Baraker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA
                        Spring Forward, FAC MODERN, Colorado Springs, CO
                        Peep Show, RULE Modern and Contemporary, Denver, CO
2006                Diptychs, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2005                Comeback, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
                        Small Works, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2004                Love For Sale, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
                        Colorado 2004, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO
                        Ford Park 5th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Jim Cotter Gallery, Vail, CO
                        Groupshow, James Tigerman Gallery, Chicago, IL
                        Colorado Art Expo, RULE Modern and Contemporary, Denver, CO
2003                James Tigerman Gallery, Chicago, IL
                        Objects, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
                        Warhol, Lichtenstein, Morrison, Armour Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO
2002                Grids, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
                        Art Without a Mouse, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2001                Contemporary 2001, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO
2000                aHead Contemporary Art House, Provincetown, MA
1999                Three Emerging Artists, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

 

 

Collections

 

Acanthus Design

The Armour Foundation

The City of Vail, CO

The Collection of Agnes Martin

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

Colorado State University Art Museum

Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

The Factory Lab, Denver CO

Fidelity Investments

The Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation

The Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM

New Iberia Bank, Lafayette, LA

Northern Colorado Aids Project

Saks Fifth Avenue

Shaesby Designs

U.S. Embassy, The Hague, Netherlands

University of Colorado, Denver, CO

University of Wyoming Art Museum

The Venetian, Las Vegas, NM

The Venetian, Capetown, South Africa

Wells Fargo Corporate Headquarters

 

 

Bibliography

 

THE Magazine, "AGAIN, repetition, obsession and meditation. Richard Tobin. June 2013 
Asian ARTNEWS. "Beauty and Conceptual Rigor" Vol 23. Jan/Feb 2013
THE Magazine,"Art of Renewal at James Kelly Contemporary", Richard Tobin. Feb 2013
The Korean Press," Colour + Form + Content", Jan 2013
Juxtapose Magazine,"Spotlight ; Pard Morrison" March 2012

THE Magazine,"Interview; James Kelly" Guy Cross. Jan 2012
The Denver Post, "Artists Pard Morrison and Ted Larsen tackle geometric abstaction" Kyle MacMillas August 2011
Art Ltd. Magazine, "Pard Morrison at RULE Gallery ". Paglia, Michael. July 2010
Reporter-Herald, "Duality at CSU, Exhibits Illustrate Collections Diversity". Lancaster, Jeannie. June 2010 
American Contemporary Art, "Stephen Sollins, and Pard Morrison at Brian Gross Fine Art". April/May 2010
Denver Post, "Towering Works Pick Up Baton Of 70's Minimalists", MacMillan, Kyle, May 2010
Westword, "Herbert Z. Bayer at Z Art Department, and Pard Morrison at RULE". Paglia, Michael. May 2010
KIVA, "Pard Morrison, Artistic Master of Minimalism". Marold, Richard April 2010
THE Magazine for and of the Arts. Dallas/Fortworth “Pard Morrison: "Ghost  Call  Love”. Simek, Lucia. Jan 2009
Dallas Observer, “Calling All Ghosts: See the sculptures of Pard Morrison”. Bailey, Noah. Dec 2008
Dallas Morning News, “Pard Morrison: Ghost Call Love"  Granberry, Michael. Dec 2008
THE Magazine of and for the Arts. “Preview, Pard Morrison’sNew Works” Hart, Scott Craig. Dec 2008
N.O.A.R (New Orleans Art Review) "Mechanical Biota, Chromatic Scales". Volkmar, Karl F. Spring/Summer 2008
Dallas Morning New, "Group Hug Exhibit". Granberry, Michael July 2008.
Dallas Morning News, Gallery Gourmet: "Group Hug at Marty WalkerGallery". Terranova,Charissa. July 2008
The Denver Post, Best of 2007, "Pard Morrison at RULE Gallery" Kyle MacMillan, Jan 2008
The Denver Post, "Young artist makes colorful statement, Pard  Morrison show displays big talent" Kyle MacMillan. Dec 2007
The Westword, "Medium in the Middle,Pard Morrison Lights up Rule", Michael Paglia, Nov. 2007
Art of the 4 Corners, "The Minimalist Sculpture of Pard Morrison",Kaitlyn Hogue, Fall 2007
Rocky Mountain News, "Dimensions Of Optimism". Mary Voelz Chandler, Nov 2007
The Denver Post, "Pard Morrison, Critics Pick", Kyle McMillan. Nov 2007
ARTnews "Pard Morrison".  Volume 106/number 7. 2007
Gong Szeto, Square Space.com, "Pard Morrison at LewAllen Contemporary", April 2007.
Bon Vivant Magazine, "Pard Morrisons’ Big Minimalism “Don’t Look Back” 2007
The Independent, "Four Eyes." 2007
Colorado Springs Gazzette, "Spring Forward Show". 2007

Gambit Weekly, Best of New Orleans. "Hybrid Painted Constructions By Pard Morrison". 2006
National Geographic Traveler, New Orleans. 2006
The Westword, "Best Emerging Abstract Solo Emerging Artist "Denver, CO. 2004
The Westword, “Serious Fun”, Pard Morrison @ RULE Gallery, Denver, CO. 2004
Rocky Mountain News “Critics’ Choice, Pard Morrison” RULE Gallery. Denver, CO. 2004
THE, “Grids”@ LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM. March 2002
The Santa Fean, “Grids”, March Issue, Santa Fe, NM. 2002
The Coloradoan, “Three Emerging Artists”. Feb, F.C, Colorado. 1998

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