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ANDREW MORGAN: ART DOWNTOWN JULY 2011

ANDREW MORGAN
SPREZZATURA

July 6th – August 2nd, 2011
Opening reception First Thursday July 7th, 6pm – 8pm

A direct and personal relationship to subject matter was championed by Edouard Manet when he said “conciseness in art is a necessity and a grace….”. In Sprezzatura, a new series of paintings, Andrew Morgan picks up Manet’s call for intimacy with everyday subjects. Here, inadvertent still-lifes of detritus in the studio, exterior views from windows, images from books, and interiors of living spaces result in paintings rigorous in their observation, minimal and austere in color palette, and varied in texture. One could read them as tone poems to everyday life.

Andrew Morgan was born in 1982 in Sacramento, California. He studied at Southern Oregon University. He lives and works in Beaverton, Oregon.

Image: Watershed, 2011, Oil on Panel, 37” x 30”