Rebecca Morris Party Cut

Sept. 6, 2013 - Oct. 19, 2013

Main Gallery

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Installation view of Party Cut

Rebecca Morris

Untitled (#06-13)

2013

oil on canvas

87 x 80 inches

Rebecca Morris

Untitled (#09-13)

2013

oil on canvas

67 x 65 inches

Installation view of Party Cut

Rebecca Morris

Untitled (#10-13)

2013

oil on canvas

42 x 42 inches

Installation view of Party Cut

Installation view of Party Cut

Rebecca Morris

101-13

2013

watercolor on paper

24 x 18 inches

Rebecca Morris

105-13

2013

watercolor on paper

24 x 18 inches

Installation view of Party Cut

Rebecca Morris

227-12

2012

watercolor on paper

16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches

Rebecca Morris

162-12

2012

watercolor on paper

16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches

Rebecca Morris

179-11

2011

watercolor on paper

20 x 14 1/4 inches

Installation view of Party Cut

Rebecca Morris

126-10

2010

watercolor on paper

16 x 12 1/4 inches

Rebecca Morris

169-10

2010

watercolor on paper

24 x 18 inches

Installation view of Party Cut

Rebecca Morris

123-03

2003

ink and watercolor on paper

16 x 12 inches

Rebecca Morris

145-06

2006

ink and watercolor on paper

15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches

Installation view of Party Cut

Rebecca Morris

152-03

2003

ink on paper

20 x 15 inches

Rebecca Morris

152-02

2002

watercolor on paper

24 x 18 inches

Rebecca Morris

172-02

2002

ink and watercolor on paper

20 x 15 inches

Installation view of Party Cut

Rebecca Morris

219-01

2001

ink on paper

9 x 12 inches

Rebecca Morris

157-02

2002

ink and watercolor on paper

13 x 17 inches

Rebecca Morris

248-01

2001

ink and watercolor on paper

15 x 10 inches

Installation view of Party Cut

Rebecca Morris

133-97

1997

watercolor on paper

12 x 9 inches

Installation view of Party Cut

Rebecca Morris

119-00

2000

ink on paper

24 x 18 inches

Installation view of Party Cut

Rebecca Morris

103-97

1997

watercolor on paper

12 x 9 inches

Rebecca Morris

128-99

1999

ink and watercolor on paper

12 x 9 inches

Rebecca Morris

126-99

1999

ink on paper

12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

Installation view of Party Cut

Rebecca Morris

106-95

1995

gouache on paper

14 x 11 inches

Rebecca Morris

164-94

1994

gouache and watercolor on paper

12 x 9 inches

Rebecca Morris

188-00

2000

ink on paper

11 x 13 1/4 inches



Press Release

Opening reception at the gallery on Friday, September 6th, from 5:00–8:00pm.

Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to open the fall season with Party Cut , an exhibition of work by Rebecca Morris.

Based in her hometown of Los Angeles, Morris is an abstract painter of uncommon inventive powers.  Her large canvases incorporate drawn elements—linear gesture, repetitive line, intimations of depth—but in a distinctly painterly manner, with great sensitivity to facture and tonality.  Indeed, drawing has always been a significant part of Morris’s process; she periodically takes time out to execute a body of drawings, and these highly coloristic works refresh and inspire her painting.  In her first exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Morris presents several stunning new paintings, contrasted with a survey of drawings dating back to the period in the mid 1990s, when she had just graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Dazzling and often quite humorous, Morris’s drawings show her special manner of using formal means to prod and pry at other kinds of meaning, be they connotative, emotional, or literal.  Blocks of color, splatter, loose grids of varying line weight, washes and deft use of resist, occasional words and dates spelled in sweeping strokes – these are works that span available techniques and materials for potency and deliver the goods.  The paintings are utterly delicious, compiling fragments into a constellation or luring with the possibility of resolution, then holding out, like a dissonant last chord.

Rebecca Morris’s recent exhibitions include Southafternoon , at Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany (traveling to Bonnefanten Museum, Maastrict, Holland in 2014) and an upcoming solo show at LAXART in L.A.  In 2005, she was the subject of a major solo show at the Renaissance Society; this is her first exhibition in Chicago since then.


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