Margaret Morrison Home
October 5 - December 30
Tuscany is Margaret Morrison’s second home. Nearly every summer, she roams through the antique markets of Arezzo, Cortona, and Lucca looking for inspiration and finds tables laden with sumptuous offerings of silver, crystal and collectables which dazzle the eye. In addition to the gentrified, high end antiques, there are tables piled high with cast off trinkets and broken lamps that fascinate Morrison with their accidental beauty. Upon returning to Athens, Georgia, Morrison began painting in her elegant, in-town studio with high ceilings and state-of-the-art lighting.
However, once the pandemic hit, Morrison started working from home, leading her to rediscover her old home studio, the studio that she had abandoned eleven years earlier. She describes how her old space was “haunted by the ghosts of previous paintings.” And like the attic full of dusty draped furniture from a Hollywood movie, she brought her home studio back to life. Morrison says, “It felt safe and familiar and healing. I felt at home…. at home painting the antique markets of my other home, all the while thinking of my lovely Italian friends who were passing through their own dark time.”
This season, please join us at Woodward Gallery for Margaret Morrison’s latest exhibition, Home. The glistening images Margaret Morrison has brought together for Home draw from a mixture of her past and present works of art. This latest show at Woodward Gallery, conjures her love of everything from Barbie dolls to sweets to silver. Visitors are invited to get lost in the immense detail of Morrison’s exquisite paintings, not just once but multiple times, since one viewing is simply not enough to fully discover their treasures.
Concurrently, Margaret Morrison has two Museum exhibitions underway. The first exhibition, A La Carte, featuring her sweet themed larger than life food paintings, is now on view at The Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts in Birmingham, Alabama from September 8, 2020 to December 12, 2020. The second exhibition, Margaret Morrison Paintings, consisting of sterling silver and pristine porcelain objects painted on large scale canvases, can be seen at The Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, Georgia, from August 31st, 2020 to January 17th, 2021.
Safely visit Margaret Morrison: Home from the street level windows at Woodward Gallery, New York from October to December 2020, on our website, through our Artsy.net Viewing Room, and by private appointment.