1969 · United States
Rebecca Morris' paintings include organic shapes separated by jagged borders, a constellation of pigments which recall maps or aerial landscapes. Oils are thinned to the point of watercolor and judiciously applied from above. Morris positions her large canvases face up on the floor so that the thin paints do not drip right off the surface. These matte grounds are often contrasted with thin lines or wide swaths of thick oils which are masked off and spray painted silver or gold. The outcome looks like soldered metal, a feature that Morris likens to tig welding or, in an art context, the signature on an Alexander Calder mobile.
Rebecca Morris (b.1969) has been the subject of significant solo exhibitions at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston (2019) and Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Holland (2014) as well as presentations at Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016), the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014) and The Renaissance Society (2005). Her next museum exhibition will be a solo show at the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Other solo shows include those at 356 Mission Rd., Los Angeles and LAXART, Los Angeles.